David Hare | Critical Review by Duncan Wu

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Critical Review by Duncan Wu

SOURCE: “In the Air,” in New Statesman & Society, June 21, 1991, p. 45.

In the following review, Wu admires the traditional dramatic ideas of Writing Left-Handed.

David Hare’s introduction to this collection of prose pieces written since 1978 is characteristically apologetic: “I am more at ease working through invented characters,” he admits. Writing Left-Handed is distinguished by its author’s fearless, and sometimes painful, desire to own up. In his student days, he was a “precocious and shallow young man”; discussing his relationship with his theatre audiences he admits that “it is our fault, not theirs, if we do not reach them with the things we have to say”; and the final essay confesses that: “I could not save my own life...

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