Beat the Devil (play)

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Beat the Devil is a 2020 monologue play by the British playwright David Hare. It is based on Hare's experience of catching COVID-19. The first production was at the Bridge Theatre in London, directed in Nicholas Hytner [1] and starring Ralph Fiennes performing the monologue. [2] [3] [4]

The play was adapted into a book published by Faber & Faber in 2020 as Beat the Devil: A Covid Monologue. [5] A film adaptation was released in 2021, also starring Fiennes. [6] It was streamed by the Showtime network in the United States. [7] It was aired on Sky Arts in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2021. [1] [8]

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  2. Akbar, Arifa (30 August 2020). "Beat the Devil review – righteous rage of David Hare's corona nightmare". The Guardian .
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