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Skylight

David Hare

Skylight, by David Hare, premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 and then went on to become one of the most internationally successful plays of recent years.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571321131
Date Published
19.06.2014
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Summary

‘There are times in the theatre when you suddenly find yourself in the grip of silence. There is no fidgeting or coughing, no shifting about in seats: the audience’s attention is so tense it is almost palpable. This is because it is both thrilling and dangerous: a fight to the death, or the dawning of salvation. David Hare’s new play, Skylight, is punctuated by such moments. They are the signs that a dramatist of the first rank is writing at full stretch, in complete command of his material, undogmatic and unafraid, unforgiving and compassionate.’ Sunday Times

Skylight was revived in a new production at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London, in June 2014, which received the Evening Standard Revival of the Year Award.

Critic Reviews

A magnificent chamber play by one of the few major playwrights in our language. Quite unlike his "social" trilogy [Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War], Hare is here dealing with gentler matters of life, love and circumstance... Skylight might well one day take its place among the small, residual handful of fin de siècle classics.

New York Post
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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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