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Sir David Hare (1947-), Playwright

Sitter in 4 portraits
Hare produced his first play, Slag, in 1970. Between 1978 and 1997, the National produced eleven of Hare's plays. His best-known plays, Plenty, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, The Permanent Way (2005) and The Power of Yes (2009) have also been produced on Broadway. His film work includes the screenplay for Oscar-winning film The Hours, Alexander the Great biopic (2005), and the screenplay for The Reader (2008). Hare has been Associate Director of the National Theatre since 1984. He was knighted in 1998.

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