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  • Asking Around: Hare Trilogyby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    David Hare's trilogy of plays - Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges , The Absence of War - first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993, examines the crises facing three great British institutions - the Church, the Law and the Labour Party. In order to learn about these organisations, Hare amassed a body of hard research from first-hand... 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...

  • 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...

  • Obedience, Struggle and Revoltby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    What is a political playwright? Does theatre have any direct effect on society? Why choose to work in a medium which speaks to so few? Is theatre itself facing oblivion? All frequent questions addressed to David Hare over the last thirty-five years, as his work has taken him from the travelling fringe to the National Theatre, from seasons on Broadway... more...

  • The Secret Raptureby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    An elderly antiquarian bookseller has just died at his home in the country. His two daughters come to attend to things. Isobel, who has been nursing him, is a partner in a small design firm. Marion is in politics - already a junior minister. It is Marion's profession to provide answers, and to back those who offer solutions, but not all human situations... more...

  • Acting Upby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1997 the 50-year-old playwright David Hare decided to visit the 50-year-old state of Israel and write a play - Via Dolorosa - about the conflict. He then chose to become the actor of his own play and set about learning to act the monologue for an uninterrupted 95 minutes on stage. Acting Up is a diary of the ups and downs of that learning curve... more...