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Hare, David 1947-

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The Hours by David Hare( Visual )

109 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women from different eras are linked by their common yearnings and fears. In 1920s London, Virginia Woolf is battling insanity as she begins to write "Mrs. Dalloway". A wife and mother in Los Angeles post World War II reading, and being deeply affected by, "Mrs. Dalloway" begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. Clarissa Vaughan, a present-day version of Mrs. Dalloway, lives in New York and is in love with a friend who is dying of AIDS
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

66 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,434 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 )

45 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,349 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 )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 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 )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 904 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 )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 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 )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages 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 839 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 )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 706 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 529 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 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?
A map of the world by Jane Hamilton( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 478 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
Turks & Caicos( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Worricker is hiding out from his work at MI5 in Turks and Caicos and must work with a financial public relations specialist to try and understand the motives of several American businessmen who have recently arrived on the island
Salting the battlefield( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 452 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 446 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
Knuckle by David Hare( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 428 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
The absence of war by David Hare( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and French and held by 419 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
Hors de prix Priceless by Pierre Salvadori( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Traherne returns to her home in post-war Britain haunted by her experiences as a resistance fighter in occupied France
Obedience, struggle & revolt : lectures on theatre by David Hare( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing to the lectern the same wit, insight and gift for the essential for which his plays are known, Hare presents the distilled result of a lifetime's sustained thinking about art and politics
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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

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דייוויד הר

הייר, דייויד 1947-

ديفيد هير

ديفيد هير، 1947-

دیوید هار

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헤어, 데이비드 1947-


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