Playwright David Hare on his latest West End hit

15th June 2012


The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest play, South Downs, which is currently on at the Harold Pinter Theatre as part of a double bill with Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version (1948), and about his 2010 lecture, Mere Fact, Mere Fiction. Recorded at the National Theatre, 12 June 2012.

John is quite innocent – he takes people at face value and he thinks that they mean what they say. Slowly, he comes to understand that everyone is performing, dissembling.