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    1. November 19, 2014

      Behind the Beautiful Forevers, National Theatre (Olivier), London – review

      There is a great and welcome impulse behind this staging. Written by David Hare, directed by incoming National Theatre...

    2. June 19, 2014

      Skylight, Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review

      It’s nearly 20 years since David Hare’s play had its premiere, but the arguments about social inequality and ideological...

    1. June 13, 2014

      Skylight, Wyndham’s Theatre, London

      A cracking cast comes together for Stephen Daldry’s revival of this David Hare play (which was premiered in 1995 starring...

    2. December 6, 2013

      Onstage anarchy with British theatre company Told By An Idiot

      Paul Hunter is due in the rehearsal room upstairs. His cast has been waiting for 20 minutes. Hayley Carmichael has an...

    3. July 23, 2013

      The Designated Mourner, Public Theater, New York – review

      Wallace Shawn’s 1996 play, The Designated Mourner, is set in an unnamed country on the verge of a revolution that spells...

    4. October 5, 2012

      Questions of faith

      Howard Brenton smiles, places his coffee cup on the table and says, with the firmness of a man screwing the lid back on the...

    5. September 16, 2012

      The Judas Kiss, Hampstead Theatre, London

      “Each man kills the thing he loves,” wrote Oscar Wilde in The Ballad of Reading Gaol, expounding, “The coward does it with a...

    6. April 26, 2012

      South Downs/The Browning Version, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

      What a terrific idea. To mark Terence Rattigan’s centenary last year, Chichester Festival Theatre elected to stage his...

    7. December 23, 2011

      Why we smart with ignorance

      We live in a world that is startlingly incomprehensible. Collateralised debt obligations and credit default swaps, arcane...

    8. December 16, 2011

      Sex, secrets and papal shoes

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    9. November 4, 2011

      What a performance

      Bill Nighy is not going to read this article. He never reads anything written about him. Or, at least, he did once when he...

    10. September 19, 2011

      South Downs/The Browning Version, Minerva Studio, Chichester, West Sussex

      The second of Chichester’s two Terrence Rattigan centenary pairings, like the first, couples one of his own plays with a new...

    11. June 24, 2011

      Northern lights

      The Edinburgh International Film Festival, whose 12-day run finishes this weekend, is beset with problems and doing its best...

    12. March 6, 2010

      Yes economics

      Central bankers and economists were among a group at the National Theatre to watch David Hare's Power of Yes, hosted by...

    13. February 1, 2010

      Whoops!

      Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay By John Lanchester Allen Lane £20, 240 pages FT Bookshop price:...

    14. January 21, 2010

      Triumph of greed

      From Mr Edgar Mehl. Sir, I refer to Richard Lambert’s article “Why David Hare is wrong about business” (January 18). For...

    15. January 20, 2010

      Have fools had too much influence?

      From Mr Bruce Page. Sir, Good to see Richard Lambert using Peter Drucker to correct Sir David Hare’s crude view of business...

    16. January 20, 2010

      Only suckers would be dumb enough to place their trust in business again

      From Mr Max Keiser. Sir, Richard Lambert’s critique of Sir David Hare’s play The Power of Yes is shrill and unconvincing...

    17. January 20, 2010

      We've given fools too much influence

      From Mr Bruce Page. Sir, Good to see Richard Lambert using Peter Drucker to correct Sir David Hare's crude view of business...

    18. January 18, 2010

      Why David Hare is wrong about business

      Business is in some ways quite simple, it has clearly defined aims. The aim is to make money. So you have a measure against...

    19. January 17, 2010

      Why David Hare is wrong about business

      Business is in some ways quite simple, it has clearly defined aims. The aim is to make money. So you have a measure against...

    20. January 2, 2010

      Christians myth their chance

      All but buried beneath consumption (up this year) and entertainment (more this year), the Christian myth struggled for...

    21. October 7, 2009

      Hare's play offers power but few lessons

      David Hare's new play, The Power of Yes , is billed as a "jaw-dropping account of how, as the banks went bust, capitalism...

    22. October 7, 2009

      Dramatic take on downturn is box office hit

      It may have wreaked havoc in the world's economy but the recession has proved a surefire hit for the arts, as audiences...

    23. September 25, 2009

      Lunch with the FT: David Hare

      It is lunchtime on Tuesday, September 15, the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, and the playwright David...

    24. July 17, 2009

      Dramatists respond to crucial world events

      In April this year, Lisa Goldman, artistic director of London’s Soho Theatre, sat down to commission 10 plays. A year’s...

    25. February 21, 2009

      Costume drama

      On the eve of the Oscars, London's top designers took time out of London Fashion Week to cast their eyes over the costumes...

    26. February 21, 2009

      Costumes from the Oscar nominations

      On the eve of the Oscars, London’s top designers took time out of London Fashion Week to cast their eyes over the costumes...

    27. January 2, 2009

      Sex, texts and redemption

      Eternity looks down on human history and tries to adjudicate between two summations. Should it be "Time heals all wounds"?...

    28. January 1, 2009

      Sex, texts and redemption

      The Reader (Stephen Daldry) Che Part One (Steven Soderbergh) Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah) Eternity...

    29. December 20, 2008

      Christmas quiz 2008 answers

      1. The card, designed by John O’Hara Cosgrave II, shows pioneers moving west in the 19th century 2. Afghan heroin, in the...

    30. November 15, 2008

      Gethsemane

      Gethsemane Cottesloe Theatre, London David Hare describes his new play as "pure fiction". But the plot, with a cabinet...

    31. November 8, 2008

      Gethsemane

      A new play by David Hare is always an event, and this one, receiving its premiere at the National Theatre, is also hugely...

    32. July 5, 2008

      Spectators all

      Sir Stuart was of course prominent at The Spectator party midweek and posed for photos brandishing the customary glass of...

    33. May 3, 2008

      The Year of Magical Thinking

      We probably all participate in what Joan Didion identifies as "magical thinking" from time to time. We make pacts with fate...

    34. April 26, 2008

      The Year of Magical Thinking

      The Year of Magical Thinking Lyttelton, National Theatre, London SE1 Vanessa Redgrave returns to the National Theatre in a...

    35. March 8, 2008

      Slow but Shaw

      I am reconfirmed in what I wrote when reviewing Major Barbara at the Orange Tree in 2006, that it may well be George...

    36. February 2, 2008

      Gentlemen

      Gentlemen By Klas OstergrenTranslated by Tiina Nunnally Canongate £16.99, 464 pages FT bookshop price £13.59 It has taken 30...

    37. January 19, 2008

      THEATRE - SARAH HEMMING

      The Vertical Hour Royal Court, London SW1 The UK premiere of David Hare's latest play, which opened on Broadway in November...

    38. September 29, 2007

      God's struggle for quality airtime

      At 8.00 last Sunday morning, the Biography Channel broadcast an hour's evocation of the work of Alfred Hitchcock. One of...

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