David Hare

David Hare, who was born in Sussex in 1947, is one of Britain’s most internationally performed playwrights. He has written more than twenty stage plays, among them Plenty, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, The Absence of War, Skylight, Amy’s View, Via Dolorosa, The Permanent Way, and Stuff Happens.


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Berlin/Wall

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

In two contrasted readings for the stage, David Hare visits a place where a famous wall has come down, and a place where a wall is going up. BERLIN For...


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The Vertical Hour

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

"Politics is about the reconciliation of the irreconcilable," says Nadia Blye, a young American war reporter turned academic who teaches political studies at...


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Obedience, Struggle and Revolt

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

“Please reject absolutely the crazy . . . suggestion that playwrights don’t have intentions . . . They do.” In this intimate collection of writings by...


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Stuff Happens

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

"Stuff happens . . . And it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things." Such was Donald...


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The Permanent Way

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

A compelling work of documentary drama from Britain's "greatest living political playwright" (New Statesman). In a last-ditch attempt to swing an election...


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The Breath of Life

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.” Gauguin’s epigram serves as the motto for this moral tale of two women, both in their sixties, whose...


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Asking Around

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

The candid interviews that formed the basis for David Hare's famed trilogy of plays about the state of Britain in the early 1990s. Asking Around is a...


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My Zinc Bed

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

A darkly comic look at love and addiction by the author of Amy's View When struggling poet, reformed alcoholic, and devout Alcoholics Anonymous adherent...


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Via Dolorosa and When Shall We Live?

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

In 1997, after many invitations, the fifty-year-old playwright resolved finally to visit the fifty-year-old state of Israel. The resulting play, written to be...


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Amy's View

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young...


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David Hare: Plays 2

David Hare; Introduced by the Author
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Introduced by the author, this second volume contains work from the seventies and eighties which confirmed David Hare as 'one of the few major playwrights in...


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David Hare: Plays 1

David Hare, with an introduction by the author
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Plays One: Slag Teeth 'n' Smiles Knuckle Licking Hitler Plenty Introduced by the author, this first volume of David Hare's plays contains his work...


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Racing Demon

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

In conflict with government, torn with internal dissension on matters of doctrine and practice, the Church of England finds itself enjoying unwelcome...


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Skylight

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Skylight premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 and then went on to become one of the most internationally successful plays of recent years. This is the...


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The Absence of War

David Hare
Faber and Faber, Inc.

After a long period of turmoil, the Leader's office has imposed an uneasy period of calm on the Labour Party. But the leader, George Jones, knows he has only...


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