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Map of the World, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Map of the World, A

David Hare

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573619991

"[A Map of the World] is an ambitious work which brings together in heated discussion a young left wing journalist and a right wing expatriate Indian novelist. The settings are a Bombay hotel where they are attending a world poverty conference…

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This play by the author of Plenty "is an ambitious work which brings together in heated discussion a young left wing journalist and a right wing expatriate Indian novelist. The settings are a Bombay hotel where they are attending a world poverty conference and the British film studio where the Indian author's experiences are being turned into a film. Throughout the play, life and fiction overlap. One of the issues is the sexual jealousy that arises over the men's competition for the favors of a promiscuous American actress staying at the hotel. Also on the agenda: idealism vs. cynicism; the West's arrogance in its handling of Third World problems; the alleged evils of Zionism; and the journalist's fervent belief in the necessity for change." - London Sunday Express

"Provocative, humane and infinitely beautiful... arguably the best thing Hare has done." - New York Post

"Extraordinarily clever, original and provocative" - New York Times

"[A Map of the World] is an ambitious work which brings together in heated discussion a young left wing journalist and a right wing expatriate Indian novelist. The settings are a Bombay hotel where they are attending a world poverty conference and the British film studio where the Indian author's experiences are being turned into a film. Throughout the play, life and fiction overlap. One of the issues is the sexual jealousy that arises over the men's competition for the favors of a promiscuous American actress staying at the hotel. Also on the agenda: idealism vs. cynicism; the West's arrogance in its handling of Third World problems; the alleged evils of Zionism; and the journalist's fervent belief in the necessity for change." - London Sunday Express

"Provocative, humane and infinitely beautiful... arguably the best thing Hare has done." - New York Post

"Extraordinarily clever, original and provocative" - New York Times

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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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