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Theatre and the crisis: showing not telling

By David Goodhart  

Hare: leave the ambulance chasing to the journalists

The London stage has been congratulating itself on its swift response to the financial crisis. But I’m not sure it is right to do so. There are now two major productions on the theme of irrational exuberance and hubris in business and finance—The Power of Yes, the new David Hare play at the National Theatre, and Enron by Lucy Prebble, which has just moved from Chichester to the Royal…

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