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Award-Winning Screenwriter and Dramatist David Hare Reflects on His Clumsy Formation

Award-Winning Screenwriter and Dramatist David Hare Reflects on His Clumsy Formation

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 20 2015 7:35 PM

Playwright David Hare

He’s written roles performed by Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, and Meryl Streep. We’ll hear the story of his formation as a writer and artist.

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Our guest David Hare.

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