David Hare | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Liorah Anne Golomb

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of David Hare.
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Critical Essay by Liorah Anne Golomb

SOURCE: “Saint Isobel: David Hare's The Secret Rapture as Christian Allegory,” in Modern Drama, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, December, 1990, pp. 563-74.

In the following essay, Golomb examines aspects of Christian religious parable in The Secret Rapture, particularly within the role of the female protagonist.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

(John 15:19)

In his latest play, The Secret Rapture, David Hare has given us a central character, Isobel, who is distinctly not of the world. Even her name, a variant of Elizabeth, has as one of its meanings “consecrated to God.”1 Dramatically, Hare took a great risk in centering his play on Isobel. She is weak...

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