The Vertical Hour

The Vertical Hour

by David Hare
     
 

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Full Length, Drama

Characters: 3 male, 2 female

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David Hare's new play The Vertical Hour is a thought-provoking exploration of how the political can sometimes intersect, collide with and ultimately dismantle the personal. While the play is positively brimming with cogent and fascinating arguments involving the current political situation

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Full Length, Drama

Characters: 3 male, 2 female

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David Hare's new play The Vertical Hour is a thought-provoking exploration of how the political can sometimes intersect, collide with and ultimately dismantle the personal. While the play is positively brimming with cogent and fascinating arguments involving the current political situation, the production only fitfully succeeds in bringing this story to life. Hare fills The Vertical Hour with several of these ethical and philosophical quandaries that serve not only as dramatic interplay between the three main characters, but, also metaphorically as the basis for several of the arguments politicians and intellectuals are having these days concerning the role that America and the West have taken in Iraq, the Middle East and beyond.

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“Hare's smart . . . new drama . . . [is] intellectually bracing and, at times, emotionally resonant.” —Julia M. Klein, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573651304
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

David Hare, who was born in Sussex in 1947, is one of Britain's most internationally performed playwrights. He has written over twenty stage plays, among them Plenty, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, The Absence of War, Skylight, Amy's View, Via Dolorosa, The Permanent Way and Stuff Happens. He has adapted into English plays by Pirandello, Brecht, Chekhov, Schnitzler, Lorca and Gorky. His television films include Licking Hitler. He has written screenplays for many feature films, most recently the film of The Hours.

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