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  • Writing Left-Handedby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    The leading British writer-director of his generation, David Hare is also one of the most productive. The last two years have seen the outstanding success of two stage plays, The Secret Rapture and Racing Demon , and the release of two films, Paris by Night and Strapless . The pieces collected here, written left-handed, form both a concealed... more...

  • Berlin/Wallby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 7.29

    Berlin/Wall In two contrasted readings for the stage, David Hare visits a place where a famous wall has come down; then another where a wall is going up. Berlin For his whole adult life, David Hare has been visiting the city which so many young people regard as the most exciting in Europe. But there's something in Berlin's elusive character... more...

  • The Power of Yesby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    On 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. As sub-prime mortgages and toxic securities continued to dominate the headlines well into 2009, this spring the National Theatre asked David Hare to write an urgent and immediate work to be staged this autumn that sought to find out what had happened, and why. Capitalism works when greed... more...

  • South Downs and Mere Fact, Mere Fictionby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    John Blakemore is a solitary boy who finds it impossible either to understand or adapt to the ways of the school. His adolescent earnestness put off teacher and pupil alike. And now suddenly he seems to be in danger of losing his only friend. David Hare's emotional new play, written at the invitation of the Rattigan estate as a response to The... more...

  • Murmuring Judgesby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    A young lawyer's involvement in her first case leads her through a criminal justice system - police, courts and prisons - which is cracking at the seams. Murmuring Judges is the second play in David Hare's highly acclaimed trilogy about British institutions. Racing Demon , which won four awards as Play of the Year in 1990, was the first part... more...

  • The Judas Kissby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Oscar Wilde's philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him. With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position... more...

  • Via Dolorosaby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    'My whole life, it's been assumed, Western civilisation is an old bitch gone in the teeth. And so people say, go to Israel. Because in Israel at least people are fighting. In Israel, they're fighting for something they believe in.' Via Dolorosa In 1997, after many invitations, the 50-year-old British playwright resolved finally to visit the 50-year-old... more...

  • Plentyby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    This play ran at the National Theatre, London, throughout 1978 and the New York production in the autumn of 1982 was equally well received. In counterpointing the experiences of an Englishwoman helping the French Resistance during the war with her life in the following twenty years, the author offers a unique view of postwar history, as well as making... more...

  • The Absence of Warby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays ( Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges ) about British institutions. Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed... more...

  • The Permanent Wayby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatize the railways. As a result, the taxpayer subsidizes rail more lavishly then ever before. In The Permanent Way, David Hare, working with actors from the Out of Joint Company, tells the intricate, madcap story of a dream gone sour,... more...