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- Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 188mm x 12mm | 82g
- Publication date: 21 September 1995
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0571161065
- ISBN 13: 9780571161065
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Sales rank: 566,696
How do you fight without hate? Racing Demon reveals the struggle of four clergymen to make sense of their mission. David Hare's play opened at the National Theatre, London, in 1990 to universal acclaim, and won four awards as Play of the Year. Racing Demon was the first part of David Hare's trilogy of plays about British institutions; Murmuring Judges and The Absence of War completed the trilogy.
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David Hare was born in Sussex in 1947. He is the author of twenty-eight plays for the stage, sixteen of which have been presented at the National Theatre. They include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, The Absence of War, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, The Power of Yes and South Downs. He has also written English adaptations of plays by Brecht, Gorky, Chekhov, Pirandello and Lorca. His many screenplays for film and television include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader and Page Eight.
""Racing Demon "emerges as Hare's compassionate study of the eternal battle between the individual conscience and the institution."--"Guardian"