The Hogarth Plays
Published by Faber & Faber
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