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About Hare The Playwright and the Work by Richard Boon
  

About Hare The Playwright and the Work

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About Hare The Playwright and the Work by Richard Boon

This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much closer to the playwright than ever before!In About Hare, Professor Richard Boon provides an in-depth study of one of the great post-war British playwrights. His study includes a rigorous analysis of Hare's work, as well as interviews with Hare and those who helped to put his work on stage, including Bill Nighy, Vicki Mortimer, Sir Richard Eyre, Lia Williams and Jonathan Kent. With the increasing interest in this major playwright, whose work attracts the very best of acting talent, this book is a timely publication for student and theatregoer alike.

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'The strong point of the books in this series is the distinctive voices of the writers, their attitudes and how these are reflected in their plays. Smart chronologies and brief annotated bibliographies give the books a student - friendly feel and all are readable and jargon - free.'
Aleks Sierz

About the Author

Richard Boon is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull, UK, and formerly Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Brenton the Playwright (Methuen, 1991), About Hare (Faber, 2003) and is co-editor, with Philip Roberts, of Faber's About...; the Playwright and the Work series, which also includes volumes on Beckett, Friel, Stoppard, Churchill, Kane, Pinter and O'Casey. He is also author of The Cambridge Companion to David Hare (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and is series editor, again with Philip Roberts, of The Decades of Modern British Playwriting (Methuen, 2012/13), a series of six volumes covering the 1950s to the present. He is co-editor, with Jane Plastow, of Theatre Matters: Performance and Culture on the World Stage (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and of Theatre and Empowerment : Community Drama on the World Stage (CUP, 2004). These are books book which deal with varieties of interventionist theatre practice in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe, the Far East and India. Richard Boon has researched and taught in Eritrea, Tanzania, the former Yugoslavia and Ireland. He is a Special Advisor to the British Council and a member of the Scholarships Panel of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2006

Author

Richard Boon

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Theatre studies

ISBN

9780571230129

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