David Hare : Plays 2: Fanshen; A Map of the World; Saigon; The Bay at Nice; The Secret RapturePaperback Contemporary Classics
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- Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays
- Format: Paperback | 512 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 40mm | 399g
- Publication date: 1 October 1997
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0571178359
- ISBN 13: 9780571178353
- Sales rank: 442,220
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 our language' ("New York Post").
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David Hare is the author of 30 full-length plays for the stage, seventeen of which have been presented at the National Theatre. They include Slag, The Great Exhibition, Brassneck (with Howard Brenton), Knuckle, Fanshen, Teeth 'n' Smiles, Plenty, A Map Of The World, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Bay At Nice, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence Of War, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, My Zinc Bed, The Breath Of Life, The Permanent Way, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, Berlin/Wall, The Power Of Yes and South Downs. His many screenplays for film and television include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader, Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield. He has also written English adaptations of plays by Brecht, Gorky, Chekhov, Pirandello, Ibsen and Lorca.
"Fanshen""The nearest any English contemporary writer has come to emulating Brecht."--"Financial Times" "A Map of the World""A brilliant piece of writing: a witty, complex and ultimately uplifting play about the relationship of the West to the Third World.--"Guardian" "Saigon: Year of the Cat""An impressive new film which vividly captures the last desperate days in Vietnam as the Reds laid siege to the sweltering city.--"Daily Express" "The Bay at Nice""Witty, cerebral and full of fine-spun ironies."--"Guardian" "The Secret Rapture""One of the best plays since the war...the finest British dramatist of his generation."--"Sunday Times"