David Hare | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Stefan Kanfer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of David Hare.
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Critical Review by Stefan Kanfer

SOURCE: “Political Cartoons,” in New Leader, October 7-21, 1996, pp. 22-3.

In the following review, Kanfer offers an adverse appraisal of Skylight, finding fault in the play's one-sided sociopolitical argument.

David Hare’s villain never varies. Different guises may be assumed, but sooner or later the mask comes off to reveal the evildoer: Western capitalist society. Even in his early works the British playwright was the bard of political correctness, wagging a finger at a nation obsessed with money and dominated by white males. Lay By, written back in 1971, blamed pornography on the profit motive. Years later Hare took on the British Establishment segment by segment: the haughty upper crust (Plenty), the kept press of Fleet Street (Pravda), the hypocritical Church of England (Racing Demon).

In his latest, Skylight, at the Royale Theater, he heaves his bombs...

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