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The Plays of David Hare - Carol Homden

The Plays of David Hare

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1995
ISBN: 9780521417150
Number Of Pages: 276

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This is the first full-length survey of one of the leading playwrights of the post-war generation. Through his career as playwright, filmmaker, and director, David Hare has been at the forefront of modern theatre and his work is frequently seen as a reflection of the contemporary political and social environment of Britain. In this analysis, Carol Homden examines the work of David Hare including the screenplays of Plenty, Pravda, and Wetherby, as well as the plays he has written for the Royal National Theatre. Through her study, Homden identifies the key themes which have dominated and influenced Hare's writing throughout his career and closes with a discussion of Hare's most recent work, the trilogy of plays, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, and The Absence of War, and, from these identifies a new direction for the playwright.

a statement of departure
The sixties revolution
Stepping into the past
A turning over
The people's war and peace
Sense of an ending
The foundry of lies
Dreams of leaving
Drawing a map of the world
All our escapes
Painting pictures
The moment of unification
Heading home?
Stepping into the future
Conclusion: a statement of arrival
Select Bibliography David Hare
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ISBN: 9780521417150
ISBN-10: 0521417155
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 31st March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5