Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: David Hare, typescript first draft of screenplay for the film 'Wetherby', with related materials.

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Title: David Hare, typescript first draft of screenplay for the film 'Wetherby', with related materials.

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Hare

Creator(s): Hare, David

Date: 1984-1985

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 manuscript ([3], 108 ff.), 1 letter, and 1 vol., all held in 1 envelope; manuscript, typescript, and printed material.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8465 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises: (a) The first signed typescript draft of David Hare's film 'Wetherby', which greatly differs from the final version; (b) His signed and typed covering letter to Ethel de Keyser, dated '5 Oct', offering her the manuscript; and (c) A signed copy of the published text (1985).

Administrative or biographical history

David Hare, the English playwright and theatre and film director, was born in St Leonards, Sussex on 5 June 1947, and educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and Jesus College, Cambridge. He served as literary manager and resident dramatist at several theatres before beginning to write for the National Theatre in 1975. In 1982 he founded a film company, Greenpoint Films. As well as numerous stage plays he has written television plays and screenplays, of which 'Wetherby' (1985) is one.

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