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The Hogarth Plays

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Nick Dear

Published by Faber & Faber

The Hogarth Plays catch one of England's most celebrated artists at two crucial points in his career - once at the beginning and once at the end

In The Art of Success the events of ten tumultuous years are compressed into a single night, as newlywed William Hogarth makes his way through eighteenth-century London's high society and its debauched underworld

The play was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1986

The Taste of the Town begins in Chiswick some thirty years later

Hogarth is now a famous artist but he's still at odds with the world and with his wife

Facing public ridicule for what he considers his finest painting, he goes looking for one last fight ...

Nick Dear's double-bill premiered at the Rose Theatre, London in September 2018

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