visión de conjunto:Críticas Hare has written a piece that in a modest moving way illuminates not only the Arab-Israeli conflict but also some of the other confrontations that keep the world on bloody edge. . .it is a very particular recollection written by a playwright attempting to give theatrical fiction a new dimension of reality. . .Via Dolorosa has such an astonishing abundance of stories characters and ideas that when you leave the theatre you feel as if you have lived through some crazy continuing epic. --New York Times It reinforces one's faith in theatre as a means of communication. . .a deeply moving theatrical mosaic. --Guardian Reseña del editor 'My whole life it's been assumed Western civilisation is an old bitch gone in the teeth. And so people say go to Israel. Because in Israel at least people are fighting. In Israel they're fighting for something they believe in.' Via Dolorosa. In 1997 after many invitations the 50-year-old British playwright resolved finally to visit the 50-year-old State of Israel. The resulting play written to be performed by the author himself offers a meditation on an extraordinary trip to both Israel and the Palestinian territory which leaves Hare questioning his own values as searchingly as the powerful beliefs of those he met. Accompanying Via Dolorosa is the 1996 lecture When Shall We Live? which also addresses questions of art and faith. Originally given in Westminster Abbey as the Eric Symes Memorial Lecture it attracted record correspondence when an abridged version was published in the Daily Telegraph. Biografía del autor David Hare's first full-length play was produced in 1970. Since then he has written over thirty stage plays and twenty-five screenplays for film and television. The plays include Plenty Pravda (with Howard Brenton) The Secret Rapture Racing Demon Skylight Amy's View The Blue Room Via Dolorosa Stuff Happens The Absence of War The Judas Kiss The Red Barn and The Moderate Soprano. For cinema he has written The Hours The Reader Damage Denial Wetherby and The White Crow among others while his television films include Licking Hitler the Worricker Trilogy (Page Eight Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield) and Collateral. In a millennial poll of the greatest plays of the twentieth century five of the top hundred were his.