Synopses & Reviews
"Teeth 'n' Smiles "
Introduced by the author, this first volume of David Hare's plays contains his work from the seventies, including the landmark play of that decade, "Plenty," charting the development of 'one of the great post-war British playwrights' ("Independent on Sunday").
"An embattled contemporary morality play full of sardonic fun and spiky indignation...What an enviable debut: funny, intelligent and briskly honest."--Sunday Times
Teeth 'n' Smiles
"The writing is bright with aggression...a flintily intelligent play."--The Times
"I beg all lovers of the theatre, and all those concerned for its future, to see Knuckle."--Sunday Telegraph
"Beginning with a middle-class young woman's unceremonious introduction to specialized war work, it develops with a devastating economy of means into a dramatization of the unarguable logic of deception...elegant, spare and as lucid as crystal."--Observer
"Brilliant...it deepens with every viewing."--Mel Gussow, New York Times
Teeth 'n' Smiles
Introduced by the author, this first volume of David Hare's plays contains his work from the seventies, including the landmark play of that decade, Plenty, charting the development of 'one of the great post-war British playwrights' (Independent on Sunday).
A collection of David Hare plays from the 1970s.
About the Author
was born in Sussex, England in 1947. His first play, Slag
, was produced in 1970. His other works include Plenty
(1978), A Map of the World
(1983), and Pravda
(1985). A founder of the Portable Theatre and the Joint Stock, he became resident dramatist and literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, London (1967-71), and at the Nottingham Playhouse (1973). Until recently, Hare served as director of the National Theatre, London. In 1982, Hare founded a film company, Greenpoint Films. He has written several screenplays including Plenty
(1989), and Damage
(1992). Several of his best-known plays, The Secret Rapture
, Racing Demon
, The Judas Kiss
, Via Dolorosa
and Amy's View
have been presented on Broadway.
Table of Contents
Slag -- Teeth 'n' smiles -- Knuckle -- Licking Hitler -- Plenty.