The Red Barn: Adapted from the novel La Main

The Red Barn: Adapted from the novel La Main

by David Hare


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The Red Barn: Adapted from the novel La Main by David Hare

"Hitchcock would approve." - The Times (UK)

"A dark story of dissolving identity… Mesmeric." - Observer

Connecticut, 1969. On their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through the snow. Not everyone arrives safely.

The great detective writer Georges Simenon escaped France at the end of World War Two, and arrived in the USA to start again. With his American wife, he settled at Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville. Years later, he wrote La Main , a psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse. David Hare has taken this novel, and forged from it a startling new play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571335923
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Faber Drama Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,192,270
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David Hare is a playwright and filmmaker. His stage plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton) Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy's View, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, South Downs, The Absence of War and The Judas Kiss. His films for cinema and television include Wetherby, The Hours, Damage, The Reader, and the Worricker trilogy: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield. He has written English adaptations of plays by Pirandello, Chekhov, Brecht, Schnitzler, Lorca, Gorky and Ibsen. For fifteen years he was an Associate Director of the National Theatre. He lives in London with his wife, the fashion designer, Nicole Fahri.

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"Taut, compelling and psychologically acute… A study of jealousy, sexual obsession and of the impulsive action <–> or inaction <–> that can make a man’s life unravel." <–> Independent

"Filled with tension, this chiller thriller's ice-cool." <–> Daily Mail

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