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South Downs

South Downs

David Hare

ISBN: 9780571278299

1962: A public school on the'south Downs. John Blakemore is a solitary boy who fin's it impossible either to understand or adapt to the ways of the'school. His adolescent earn'stness puts off teacher and pupil alike. And now suddenly he'seems to be i…

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1962: A public school on the'south Downs. John Blakemore is a solitary boy who fin's it impossible either to understand or adapt to the ways of the'school. His adolescent earn'stness puts off teacher and pupil alike. And now suddenly he'seems to be in danger of losing his only friend. David Hare's emotional new play, written at the invitation of the Rattigan estate as a response to The Browning Version, is a meditation on faith, learning and teenage frien'ship, played against the backdrop of a Britain'still fighting to maintain an established rule.
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David Hare

David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1970. Subsequent works include Knuckle, Fanshen, ... view full profile

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