Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Narrow Road to the Deep North is a 1968 satirical play on the British Empire by the English playwright Edward Bond (born 1934).

It is a political parable set in Japan in the Edo period. It deals with the poet Basho and the changing political landscape over about 35 years. It was first performed in 1968 for the Peoples and Cities conference.[citation needed]


Of course, that's only a symbol, but we need symbols to protect us from ourselves.


  • Review, Educational Theatre Journal, 24(2):195–197, May 1972.
  • Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Edward Bond, Methuen Modern Plays, 1981, ISBN 978-0-413-30840-5.