David Hare Plays 2

David Hare Plays 2 : Fanshen; A Map of the World; Saigon; The Bay at Nice; The Secret Rapture

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This second volume of plays by David Hare contains work from the 1970s and 1980s which confirmed him as one of the major contemporary playwrights in the English language. It includes Fanshen, his remarkable 1975 play which focused on the Chinese Revolution with Brechtian subtlety, his screenplay for Saigon: Year of the Cat, The Secret Rapture, his biting portrait of a family in crisis, and the plays A Map of the World and The Bay at Nice. The collection is introduced by the author.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 40mm | 399.17g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571178359
  • 9780571178353
  • 534,870

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"Fanshen" "A Map of the World" "Saigon: Year of the Cat" "The Bay at Nice" "The Secret Rapture" "The nearest any English contemporary writer has come to emulating Brecht." --Financial Times on Fanshen

"A brilliant piece of writing: a witty, complex and ultimately uplifting play about the relationship of the West to the Third World." --Guardian on A Map of the World

"An impressive new film which vividly captures the last desperate days in Vietnam as the Reds laid siege to the sweltering city." --Daily Express on Saigon: Year of the Cat

"Witty, cerebral and full of fine-spun ironies." --Guardian on The Bay at Nice

"One of the best plays since the war...the finest British dramatist of his generation." --Sunday Times on The Secret Rapture The nearest any English contemporary writer has come to emulating Brecht. "Financial Times on Fanshen"

A brilliant piece of writing: a witty, complex and ultimately uplifting play about the relationship of the West to the Third World. "Guardian on A Map of the World"

An impressive new film which vividly captures the last desperate days in Vietnam as the Reds laid siege to the sweltering city. "Daily Express on Saigon: Year of the Cat"

Witty, cerebral and full of fine-spun ironies. "Guardian on The Bay at Nice"

One of the best plays since the war...the finest British dramatist of his generation. "Sunday Times on The Secret Rapture"" "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" "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
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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.
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