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Asking Around

David Hare

Asking Around presents the fascinating background to David Hare’s trilogy of plays, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, and The Absence of War.

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ISBN
9780571318247
Date Published
23.10.2014
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Summary

David Hare’s trilogy of plays – Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War – first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993, examines the crises facing three great British institutions – the Church, the Law and the Labour Party. In order to learn about these organisations, Hare amassed a body of hard research from first-hand interviews with many of the people involved: from vicars to high-ranking policemen, from judges to MPs. Asking Around presents a judicious selection of those interviews and also includes a commentary by Hare, describing how he threaded his way through the complex structures of Church, Law and Politics.

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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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