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The Absence of War

David Hare

The Absence of War by David Hare – an unsparing portrait of the Labour Party – is the third part of the hugely acclaimed trilogy of plays, previously consisting of Racing Demon and Murmuring Judges.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571325894
Date Published
19.02.2015
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Summary

The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays (Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges) about British institutions.

Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed to failure, made the play hugely controversial and prophetic when it was first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993.

The Absence of War is much more than a piece of skilled reporting. It is actually cast as a classic tragedy.’ Guardian

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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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