A Map of the World


David Hare

Published by Samuel French Inc

7 Male 4 Female

This play "is an ambitious work which brings together in heated discussion a young left wing journalist and a right wing expatriate Indian novelist. The settings are a Bombay hotel where they are attending a world poverty conference and the British film studio where the Indian author's experiences are being turned into a film. Throughout the play, life and fiction overlap. One of the issues is the sexual jealousy that arises over the men's competition for the favors of a promiscuous American actress staying at the hotel. Also on the agenda: idealism vs. cynicism; the West's arrogance in its handling of Third World problems; the alleged evils of Zionism; and the journalist's fervent belief in the necessity for change" ~ London Sunday Express

"Provocative, humane and infinitely beautiful... arguably the best thing Hare has done" ~ N.Y. Post

"Extraordinarily clever, original and provocative" ~ N.Y. Times

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