David Hare Plays 1

David Hare Plays 1 : Slag; Teeth 'n' Smiles; Knuckle; Licking Hitler; Plenty

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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 from the seventies, including the landmark play of that decade, "Plenty," charting the development of 'one of the great post-war British playwrights' ("Independent on Sunday").show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 38.1mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • music
  • 0571177417
  • 9780571177417
  • 298,293

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An embattled contemporary morality play full of sardonic fun and spiky indignation...What an enviable debut: funny, intelligent and briskly honest. "Sunday Times on Slag" The writing is bright with aggression...a flintily intelligent play. "The Times on Teeth 'n' Smiles" I beg all lovers of the theatre, and all those concerned for its future, to see "Knuckle." "Sunday Telegraph on Knuckle" Beginning with a middle-class young woman's unceremonious introduction to specialized war work, it develops with a devastating economy of means into a dramatization of the unarguable logic of deception...elegant, spare and as lucid as crystal. "Observer on Licking Hitler" Brilliant...it deepens with every viewing. "Mel Gussow, New York Times on Plenty""show more

About David Hare

David Hare is a playwright and filmmaker. His stage plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton) Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy's View, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, South Downs, The Absence of War and The Judas Kiss. His films for cinema and television include Wetherby, The Hours, Damage, The Reader and the Worricker trilogy: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield. He has written English adaptations of plays by Pirandello, Chekhov, Brecht, Schnitzler, Lorca, Gorky and Ibsen. For fifteen years he was an Associate Director of the National Theatre.show more