David Hare


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Hare, David,

1947–, British playwright. Hare is a prominent member of the British theatrical left. A founder of the Portable Theatre and the Joint Stock, he became resident dramatist and literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, London (1967–71), and at the Nottingham Playhouse (1973). His plays are personal dramas, often presented in a historical context. Among the best of his early works is Teeth 'n' Smiles (1975), a satirical commentary on the state of modern British society. He achieved wide critical and popular acclaim with Plenty (1978), a dramatic tour-de-force for its female star, which deals with disillusionment in post–World War II Britain. Pravda (1985), a satire on journalism, was written with his sometime collaborator Howard Brenton. The 1998–99 Broadway season marked a peak in Hare's success, featuring productions of The Judas Kiss, The Blue Room, and Amy's View, as well as a one-man play, Via Dolorosa, performed by Hare. The Breath of Life (2002) is a caustic study of two women in late middle age abandoned by the same man, roles originated in London by Dames Judi DenchDench, Dame Judi
, 1934–, British actress, b. York, England, as Judith Olivia Dench. She studied at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, London, made her debut (1957) as Ophelia in the Old Vic's production of Hamlet,
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 and Maggie SmithSmith, Dame Maggie
(Dame Margaret Natalie Cross), 1934–, English actress. Smith first appeared on stage in Twelfth Night (1952). With her precise, sometimes rapid-fire, articulation and her meticulous stagecraft, she is adept at both comedic and serious roles.
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. Stuff Happens (2004) is a bitingly topical examination of the Iraq war, repeatedly updated, with actors playing George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, and other real-life characters. The Iraq war is also central to The Vertical Hour (2006), the first of Hare's plays to debut on Broadway. He has also written and directed films and television dramas.

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See his Acting Up (1999).

Hare, David

(1917–  ) sculptor; born in New York City. He studied at several schools (1923–39) before becoming a medical photographer. Based in New York City, he came under the influence of European surrealists. The publisher and founder of the surrealist periodical VVV (1942–44), he used metal forms in his sculptures, as in Suicite (1946). In 1965 he also began to work as a painter.
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A retro genre piece crisply adapted by David Hare, "The Red Barn" at London's National Theater watches closely as a man trapped in a loveless marriage becomes unhinged.
Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, in a new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo, directed by Rufus Norris.
After the National Theatre, via the Rialto theatre in Limassol, brought us great performances in staged performances of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and adapted by Bryony Lavery, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, in Skylight by David Hare, and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, it is time for an Arthur Miller play to come into view.
Further evidence that I am going soft in the head is that I find myself agreeing with a critic" - Playwright David Hare.
The actress, whose haul of awards already includes an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar, was presented with the gong at the Women in Film and TV Awards in central London by playwright Sir David Hare.
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