DOI: 10.5040/9780571284795.00000005
Acts: 2. Scenes: 23. Roles: Male (9) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays (Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges) about British institutions.

Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed to failure, made the play hugely controversial and prophetic when it was first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993.

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Faber and Faber

David Hare

ISBN: 9780571325894

Series: Faber Drama

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