The Breath of Life
The Breath of Life is David Hare’s fascinating morality tale, in which two women in their sixties discover their lives to be interwoven if ways neither of them yet understand.
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‘Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.’
Gauguin’s aphorism serves as the motto for this morality tale of two women, both in their sixties, whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understand. Madeline Palmer is a retired curator, living alone on the Isle of Wight. One day to her door comes Angela Beale, a woman she has met only once, who is now enjoying sudden success, late in life, as a popular novelist. The progress of a single night comes fascinatingly to echo the hidden course of their lives.
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