Collected Screenplays

David Hare

The Collected Screenplays of David Hare, including Wetherby, Paris by Night, Strapless, Heading Home and Dreams of Leaving.

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From his early days as a playwright, David Hare has moved deliberately between stage, film and television, over the years building up a repertoire of work, most of which seeks to capture the changing feelings of contemporary life. Now, for the first time, some of Hare’s best, and most characteristic, screenplays are collected together in a single volume, confirming his status as one of Britain’s most passionate and versatile writers of fiction.

This volume also contains an illuminating introduction by the author.


David Hare has written over thirty stage plays and thirty screenplays for film and television. The plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy’s View, The Blue Room, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Absence of War, The Judas Kiss, The Red Barn, The Moderate Soprano, I’m Not Running and Beat the Devil. For cinema, he has written The Hours, The Reader, Damage, Denial, Wetherby and The White Crow among others, while his television…

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