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Nov 8, 2016

I Interview Playwrights Part 887: Atar Hadari

Atar Hadari

Hometown: Jerusalem

Current Town: Hebden Bridge

Q: Tell me about Merciful Father.

A: Not since Marlowe has the stage seen such Chutzpah.

Q: What else are you working on now?

A: A full length play about Amazon.

Q: Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.

A: As my teacher Geoffrey Hill once said, in all fairness to you and to me, I must ask you to limit the scope of your question.

Q: Who are or were your theatrical heroes?

A: Shakespeare, Morecambe, and Wise.

Q: What advice do you have for playwrights just starting out?

A: Learn to act and try acting some of your own speeches. Consider writing plays for other people.

Q:  Plugs please.

A:  Merciful Father produced by UP Theater runs until November 12th. www.uptheater.org

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