Gethsemane

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Faber & Faber, 2008 - Campaign funds - 123 pages
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Nothing is more important to a modern political party than fund-raising. But the values of the donors can't always coincide with the professed beliefs of the party. And family scandal within the cabinet has the potential to throw both the money-raisers and the money-spenders into chaos.This richly imagined ensemble play about British public life looks at the way business, media and politics are now intertwined to nobody's advantage, as, in an unforgiving world, one character after another passes through Gethsemane.Gethsemane, David Hare's fourteenth original play for the National Theatre, London, premiered in November 2008.

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David Hare was born in Sussex in 1947. He is the author of twenty-eight plays for the stage, sixteen of which have been presented at the National Theatre. They include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, The Absence of War, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, The Power of Yes and South Downs. He has also written English adaptations of plays by Brecht, Gorky, Chekhov, Pirandello and Lorca. His many screenplays for film and television include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader and Page Eight.

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