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    Notes on the Imagination

       by Edward Bond

           written for the International Centre for Studies in Drama in Education

                at the Faculty of Education of the University of Central England.

                       Edward Bond is a Patron of the Centre.

 

7. To know the objective meanings of things requires concepts beyond a
child's understanding.  But its map must make it possible for the child to
be in the world; its map must be rational, practical, utiliarian.  It can be
this only by being imaginary.  The fabulous inhabits the mundane.  Later,
ideology reverses this; that is psychological terrorism but it passes unnoticed
as the stuff of our daily life.