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Hare, David 1947-

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The Hours by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

103 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

76 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well."--Container
Plenty by David Hare( Book )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama counterpointing experiences of English-woman helping the French Resistance during World War II with her life in the following twenty years. Music, 12 scenes, 9 men, 5 women, 4 interiors, 2 exteriors
Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy by Howard Brenton( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter satire on the corruption of the truth by Fleet Street establishment revolving around predatory right-wing South African tycoon
The secret rapture by David Hare( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly antiquarian bookseller has just died at his home in the country. His two daughters come to attend to things. Isobel, who has been nursing him, is a partner in a small design studio. Marion is in politics-- already a junior minister. It is Marion's profession to provide answers, and to back those who offer solutions, but not all human situations yield to a professional approach-- least of all when they involve their junior step-mother Katherine, a drop-out whom their father quixotically rescued
Racing demon by David Hare( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in which many of the Church's tensions, like the internal dissension on matters of doctrine and practice, and the conflict with the government, come to the surface. Four clergymen struggle to make sense of their mission in the inner city. From the author of 'The Secret Rapture'
Page eight by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth
Skylight by David Hare( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyra is a young teacher working and living in one of London's less attractive districts. Tom's wife has recently died of cancer: he is a wealthy entrepreneur and Kyra's former lover. On a cold winter night Tom's teenage son, Edward, calls on Kyra to beg her to reconcile with his father. The reconciliation turns into a searing conflict of contemporary British values as well as of emotions
The Asian plays : Fanshen, Saigon, A map of the world by David Hare( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANSHEN shows the impact of the Chinese revolution on the inhabitants of the village of Long Bow. SAIGON focuses on individual emotions against the turmoil of the American withdrawal from Vietnam. A MAP OF THE WORLD is a political play about the Third World
Amy's view by David Hare( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later. - from the publisher
The Judas kiss by David Hare( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hare presents his powerful interpretation of Oscar Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas
Plays two by David Hare( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of David Hare plays from the 1970s
The blue room : freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's La ronde by David Hare( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Schnitzler described Reigen, his loose series of sexual sketches, as "completely unprintable," and indeed its premiere in 1921 spurred an obscenity suit. It was only when Max Ophuls made his famous film in 1950 that the work became better known as La Ronde. Now David Hare has reset these circular scenes of love and betrayal in the present day, with a cast of two actors playing a succession of characters whose sexual lives enmesh like a daisy chain. The Blue Room is a meditation on men and women, sex and social class, actors and the theater. With deft insight about the gap between the sexes, The Blue Room takes the treacherous Freudian subject of projection and desire and reinvents it in a bittersweet landscape that is both eternal and completely up-to-date
Stuff happens by David Hare( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuff happens ... And it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.' The famous response of Donald Rumsfeld, American Secretary of Defense, to the looting of Baghdad, at a press conference on 11 April 2003, provides the title for a new play, specially written for the Olivier Theatre, about the extraordinary process leading up to the invasion of Iraq. How does the world settle its differences, now there is only one superpower? What happens to leaders risking their credibility with skeptical publics? From events which have dominated international headlines for the last two years David Hare has fashioned both a historical narrative and a human drama about the frustrations of power and the limits of diplomacy. Stuff Happens premiered at the National Theatre, London, in 2004 season and has subsequently been performed around the world. In April 2006, it was given its New York premiere at the Public Theater in this new, slightly updated text. - Amazon
Turks & Caicos( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worricker after the director of MI5 dies. A conspiracy to turn control of MI5 over to the Prime Minister leads Worricker to the islands known as the Turks & Caicos, where he is persuaded by the CIA to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans attending a high-level conference. At the same time, an old girlfriend, Margot Tyrrell, is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror
A map of the world by David Hare( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play brings together in heated discussion a young left wing journalist and a right wing expatriate Indian novelist. The settings are a Bombay hotel where they are attending a world poverty conference and the British film studio where the Indian author's experiences are being turned into a film. Throughout the play, life and fiction overlap
Salting the battlefield( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell as they are on the run across Europe, with MI5 hard on their heels. But life in exile is proving much harder than either of them expected. Worricker knows that his only chance of resolving both his personal and his professional lives is if he returns home to confront the powerful prime minister, Alec Beasley. In a duel of wits between the two men, there will be only one winner
Murmuring judges by David Hare( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young lawyer's involvement in her first case leads her through a criminal justice system - police, courts and prisons - which is cracking at the seams. 'Murmuring Judges' is the second play in David Hare's highly acclaimed trilogy about British institutions. 'Racing Demon', which won four awards as Play of the Year in 1990, was the first part of the trilogy and examined the Church. 'The Absence of War', a play about the Labour Party, completed the trilogy
The absence of war by David Hare( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a long period of turmoil, the Leader's office has imposed an uneasy period of calm on the Labour Party. But the leader, George Jones, knows he has only one chance of power." "The third part of a trilogy of plays about British institutions, The Absence of War offers an original look at the way modern politicians think and act, as well as a meditation on the classic problems of leadership." "Alongside the first two parts of the trilogy, Racing Demon and Murmuring Judges, about the Church and the Law, David Hare has also written Asking Around, a documentary book which supplies the background to the writing of the plays."--Jacket
Knuckle by David Hare( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and German and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Knuckle' combines surrealism and satire in a breathlessly fast-moving plot when Curly Delafield, mercenary soldier and gun-runner, returns to Guildford to find out what has happened to his sister Sarah. It premiered at the Comedy Theatre, London, in March 1974
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David Hare

David Hare auteur dramatique et scénariste

David Hare britischer Dramatiker und Filmregisseur

David Hare Brits toneelschrijver

David Hare drammaturgo, sceneggiatore e regista britannico

Hare, D.

Hare, David

Дэвид Хэа

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דייוויד הר

דייוויד הר סופר בריטי

הייר, דייויד 1947-

ديفيد هير

ديفيد هير، 1947-

دیوید هار

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헤어, 데이비드 1947-


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PlentyPravda : a Fleet Street comedyThe secret raptureRacing demonSkylightThe Asian plays : Fanshen, Saigon, A map of the worldAmy's viewThe Judas kiss