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Racing Demon (The British Trilogy #1)
by David Hare
In conflict with government, torn with internal dissension on matters of doctrine and practice, the Church of England finds itself enjoying unwelcome publicity. David Hare's play, which details the struggle of four clergymen to make sense of their mission in South London, opened to universal acclaim.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 21st 1995 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(first published November 1st 1991)
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Part 1 of Hare's institution trilogy is a play about the stuggle of 4 clergymen trying to make sense of their mission in a increasingly postmodern world. The problem though is that the 4 are prototypically, the zealot, the liberal, the gay and the and the public schoolboy. Having said this there are some moments of real spiritual searching in the face of a changing society; one that no longer sees a place for the church.
Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, and The Reader in 2008, based on the novel of the same name writte ...moreMore about David Hare...
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The British Trilogy (3 books)