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David Hare

4 September 1980
Moguls 
by Michael Pye.
Temple Smith, 250 pp., £9.75, June 1980, 0 85117 187 7
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The Movie Brats 
by Michael Pye and Linda Myles.
Faber, 273 pp., £5.25, June 1979, 0 571 11383 4
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... MichaelPye has now written two books (the first with Lynda Myles) trying to explain how American show business feels to those who make their lives inside it. The first, The Movie Brats, succeeds because it ...
2 April 1981
... as occurs at the end of this passage from The Newcomes?   ‘How much a glass, think you?’ says Fred, filling another bumper. ‘A half-crown, think ye? – a half-crown, Honeyman? By cock and pye, it is not worth a bender.’ He says this in the manner of the most celebrated tragedian of the day. He can imitate any actor, tragic or comic; any known Parliamentary orator or clergyman, any saw ...

Saints on Sundays, Devils All the Week After

Patrick Collinson: London Burnings

19 September 2002
The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England 
by Peter Lake and Michael​ Questier.
Yale, 731 pp., £30, February 2002, 0 300 08884 1
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... order of things (gender relations, sexual honour and patriarchy) posed by social ambition, social mobility and the ‘barefaced pursuit of economic advantage’. When Lake with his collaborator Michael Questier (a team recently described by a witty Jesuit as ‘the Batman and Robin of Elizabethan and Jacobean religious studies’) extended their reading to the contemporary accounts of Catholic ...

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