David Hare | Critical Review by Richard Hornby

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of David Hare.
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Critical Review by Richard Hornby

SOURCE: “Political Drama,” in Hudson Review, Vol. XLII, No. 1, Spring, 1990, pp. 121-29.

In the following excerpt, Hornby complains of Hare's confused politics and “bad aesthetics” in The Secret Rapture.

David Hare is a playwright I wish I could like, but I can’t. There are far too few political playwrights in Britain or America these days; the smug conservatives who have run both countries for the past decade certainly need the challenge that Hare provides. As I am writing this, I can look out the window of my apartment and see a homeless person, sleeping or perhaps dead, lying under a few meager blankets to ward off the twenty-degree cold. In the past, there would have been popular dramatists like Brecht or Shaw, or Odets or Miller, to denounce this outrage...

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