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David Hare Plays 2

Author : David Hare
ISBN : 9780571300709
Genre : Drama
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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.
Category: Drama

The Plays Of David Hare

Author : Carol Homden
ISBN : 0521427185
Genre : Drama
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This 1995 book examines the work of David Hare including screenplays and the plays he has written for the Royal National Theatre.
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Brenton Plays 2

Author : Howard Brenton
ISBN : 9781408177488
Genre : Drama
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Howard Brenton is one of Britain's best-known and most controversial dramatists The Romans in Britain was the play that brought calls to bring back censorship when it was first staged at the National in 1980. It conjures up "an era that is culturally as well as historically remote which is a notoriously difficult task, but Mr Brenton acheives it with great skill and effect...a very good play indeed." In The Thirteenth Night: "He sets the characters of Shakespeare to find the elements in the British character which could transform an Englishman into a Stalin, and closes in on his creation with an overall wit to match his horror" (The Times). The Genius "is teeming with memorable stage pictures, and bristling with Brenton's very best writing: flinty, impassioned, explosive" (Financial Times). In Bloody Poetry "Brenton is doing something markedly ambitious in this phantasmagoric play. He is celebrating the idea of the committed artist who seeks to stir and provoke sullen, defeated bourgeois England. At the same time, with clear-eyed honesty, he shows how difficult it is to upset the moral order" (The Guardian). Greenland is "on the one hand a cry of disillusionment with established political forms, on the other it is full of typically lively Brentonesque satire and lampoons...Brenton's message is a welcome antidote to the madness in which we all now seem to be living and a sharp blast against patriarchy as well as other attendant woes" (City Limits).
Category: Drama

Modern British Drama On Screen

Author : R. Barton Palmer
ISBN : 9781107652408
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays offers the first comprehensive treatment of British and American films adapted from modern British plays. Offering insights into the mutually profitable relationship between the newest performance medium and the most ancient. With each chapter written by an expert in the field, Modern British Drama on Screen focuses on key playwrights of the period including George Bernard Shaw, Somerset Maugham, Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and John Osborne and the most significant British drama of the past century from Pygmalion to The Madness of George III. Most chapters are devoted to single plays and the transformations they underwent in the move from stage to screen. Ideally suited for classroom use, this book offers a semester's worth of introductory material for the study of theater and film in modern Britain, widely acknowledged as a world center of dramatic productions for both the stage and screen.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern British Playwriting The 1970s

Author : Chris Megson
ISBN : 9781408177891
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.
Category: Literary Criticism

Plenty By David Hare An Interpretation

Author : Sabine Picout
ISBN : 9783656128267
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: sehr gut, University of Innsbruck (Translationswissenschaft), language: English, abstract: In this play Hare not only mentions how difficult it is for the establishment to give up their idealistic vision of the continuation of the Empire but he also portrays the partnership between England and America. By describing personal experiences of his characters he reflects the political mood of the time. The disillusion and the lack of direction of his characters who can't cope with their situation is comparable to the political conditions. "Within the context of English political history these events are not extraneous, coincidental happenings; they have a direct bearing on and relationship to the characters' actions and thoughts. We do not see the events take place, but we see their impact on English lives" 8 . But Hare's work is not only a historical play but also somehow a tragedy. Critics claim that the dramas hero is destructive and that the play is "essentially tragic" 9 . Susan belongs to one of Hare's characters that share "a tragic sense of life ...against the odds, they defy the repression and inhumanity around them even if it means self-destruction. 10 "
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The Cambridge Companion To David Hare

Author : Richard Boon
ISBN : 1139827618
Genre : Drama
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David Hare is one of the most important playwrights to have emerged in the UK in the last forty years. This volume examines his stage plays, television plays and cinematic films, and is the first book of its kind to offer such comprehensive and up-to-date critical treatment. Contributions from leading academics in the study of modern British theatre sit alongside those from practitioners who have worked closely with Hare throughout his career, including former Director of the National Theatre Sir Richard Eyre. Uniquely, the volume also includes a chapter on Hare's work as journalist and public speaker; a personal memoir by Tony Bicât, co-founder with Hare of the enormously influential Portable Theatre; and an interview with Hare himself in which he offers a personal retrospective of his career as a film maker which is his fullest and clearest account of that work to date.
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David Hare

Author : Finlay Donesky
ISBN : UOM:39015040721832
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents the first thorough contextualization of the work of David Hare, Britain's preeminent state-of-the-nation playwright.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Politic Theatre

Author : Scott Fraser
ISBN : 9051835698
Genre : Drama
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This analysis of twenty published texts by David Hare employs definitions from contemporary semiotic literary theory as a means of describing typologies of political drama. By tracing the incorporation of stylistic devices from agitational propaganda (caricature, self-referentiality, the frisson between oral and visual signification) throughout the typologies, the study illustrates how each text subverts audience expectation based on established dramatic genres. The collection of texts is seen as inherently self-referential and politically subversive. At the centre of each typology is a protagonist who functions as a martyr to or parodic emblem of contemporary society. Consistently, the hermeticism of public institutions which represent the political status quo makes them immune from any form of individual protest from the Left or Right. In the satirical anatomy, the emblem of political dissent is coopted by involvement within the institution, or the stage is dominated by a conservative who controls the action. In the demythology, private individuals are seen as incapable of altering the public frame of history; but here private suffering subverts the collective mythology of the historical construct. In the martyrology, the emblem of dissent is associated with a moral virtue which is inimical to contemporary society, the audience's expectation of the triumph of the individual being subverted when he/she is expelled from the onstage world on the grounds of political ideology. It is only in the final typology, the conversion, that a conservative emblem is seen as directly influenced by such martyrdom, and the audience is provided with an actual example of political change. Thus, the study describes how each typology builds on the construction of the previous, and all generate from agitational propaganda.
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Literature Of The 1980s

Author : Joseph Brooker
ISBN : 9780748669042
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.
Category: Literary Criticism

David Hare

Author : Judy Lee Oliva
ISBN : UOM:39015018821325
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive examination of British playwright/director David Hare's work in the past decades. Included are textual analyses of over twenty plays, television scripts, and feature films, addressing both literary and performance issues. The texts are explored in relation to content, form, and style, and how each of these components work together or alone to produce Hare's sociopolitical critique. Illustrated with photographs from productions directed by Hare. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Permanent Way

Author : David Hare
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123297769
Genre : Drama
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In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatize the railways. As a result, the taxpayer subsidizes rail more lavishly then ever before. In The Permanent Way, David Hare, working with actors from the Out of Joint Company, tells the intricate, madcap story of a dream gone sour, by gathering together the first-hand accounts of those most intimately involved - from every level of the system.
Category: Drama

Fifty Modern And Contemporary Dramatists

Author : Maggie B. Gale
ISBN : 9781317596226
Genre : Performing Arts
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Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as: • Samuel Beckett • Caryl Churchill • Anna Deavere Smith • Jean Genet • Sarah Kane • Heiner Müller • Arthur Miller • Harold Pinter • Sam Shephard Each short essay is written by one of an international team of academic experts and offers a detailed analysis of the playwright’s key works and career. The introduction provides an historical and theatrical context to the volume, which provides an invaluable overview of modern and contemporary drama.
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Rewriting The Nation

Author : Aleks Sierz
ISBN : 9781408145708
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In recent years British theatre has seen a renaissance in playwriting that has been accompanied by a proliferation of writing awards, new writing groups and a ceaseless quest for fresh, authentic voices that will ensure the vitality and relevance of theatre in the twenty-first century. Rewriting the Nation is a perfect companion to Britain's burgeoning theatre writing scene that will prove invaluable to anyone wanting a better appreciation of why British theatre - at its best - remains one of the most celebrated and vigorous throughout the world. The books opens by defining what is meant by 'new writing' and providing a study of the system in which it is produced. It considers the work of the leading 'new writing' theatres, such as the Royal Court, the Traverse, the Bush, the Hampstead and the National theatres, together with the London fringe and the work of touring companies. In the second part, Sierz provides a fascinating survey of the main preoccupations and issues that have characterised new plays in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It argues that while under New Labour economic, political and social change continued apace, generating anxiety and uncertainty in the population, theatre has been able to articulate not only those anxieties and uncertainties but also to offer powerful images of the nation. At a time when the idea of a national identity is hotly debated, British theatre has made its own contribution to the debate by offering highly individual and distinctive visions of who we are and what we might want to become. In examining the work of many of the acclaimed and emerging British playwrights the book serves to provide a narrative of contemporary British playwriting. Just as their work has at times reflected disturbing truths about our national identity, Sierz shows how British playwrights are deeply involved in the project of rewriting the nation.
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Edinburgh Companion To Twentieth Century British And American War Literature

Author : Adam Piette
ISBN : 9780748653935
Genre : History
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
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The Rules Of The Game

Author : Luigi Pirandello
ISBN : UOM:39015032488234
Genre : Italian drama
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A drama of desire and jealousy, this scintillating play brings the concept of 'revenge' tragedy intriguingly into the twentieth century. The eternal triangle, as played out by Leone, Guido and Silia, has a chillingly unexpected ending. The play was performed to great acclaim, with Richard Griffiths playing Leone, at the Almeida Theatre in 1992.
Category: Italian drama

Enemies

Author : Maksim Gorky
ISBN : UOM:39015074054530
Genre : Land reform
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Written in exile immediately after the Revolution of 1905 and banned in his home country, Gorky's extraordinary play presents a panoramic view of a restless, volatile society
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Skylight

Author : David Hare
ISBN : 9780571301126
Genre : Drama
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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 definitive edition of Skylight.
Category: Drama

Writing Left Handed

Author : David Hare
ISBN : 9780571301249
Genre : Literary Collections
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The leading British writer-director of his generation, David Hare is also one of the most productive. The last two years have seen the outstanding success of two stage plays, The Secret Rapture and Racing Demon, and the release of two films, Paris by Night and Strapless. The pieces collected here, written left-handed, form both a concealed professional autobiography and a lucid commentary on his work.
Category: Literary Collections

Pravda

Author : Howard Brenton
ISBN : 0413584801
Genre : Drama
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Pravda (which means "truth") is a comedy of excess which, for the first time puts modern Fleet Street on the stage. "Pravda is an epic comedy - part The Front Page, part Arturo Ui - in which a press baron resembling Rupert Murdoch...does battle with over 30 characters as he conquers Fleet Street journalism and by implication, liberal England's soul." (Frank Rich, New York Times) This is Howard Brenton's and David Hare's first collaboration since Brassneck in 1973. It was premiered at The National Theatre in spring 1985 and awarded the London Standard Best Play Award, the City Limits Best Play Award and the Plays and Players Best Play Award.
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