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David Hare talks to Francine Stock

We Travelled: Essays and Poems

Winter Weekend 2021, 

Recording dizzying changes in culture and politics, the playwright’s elegant essays range in subject from the photographer Lee Miller to a former Archbishop of Canterbury, from actor Sarah Bernhardt to rapist Jimmy Savile, from a celebration of Mad Men to a diagnosis of the incoherence of Conservatism in the 21st century.

The poems, in contrast, are private: tender meditations, filled with love, memory, vulnerability and the melancholy of ageing. This is a powerful compilation of prose and poetry by one of the distinctive thinkers of our time.

He discusses his work with writer and broadcaster Francine Stock.

David Hare talks to Francine Stock