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.


14. One of the difficulties of change arises because the self is part of
its map of the world. This is more fundamental than material ownership
in the world, because as the world is inscribed in the imagination it is to
that extent created by the imagination. We imagine the real. But we do
not descride and evaluate the world once and for all; the imagination is
protean and constantly responds to material and social change; but it is
protean only by remaining the same. The mental and objectively material
interrelate and so value, in the imagination, alters not merely the story but
may even alter the appearance of things.

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