Amy's View

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1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later.

David Hare's new play, which mixes love, death, and the theatre in a heady and original way, was sold out at the National Theatre, and ...

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Overview

1979. Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress at just the moment when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later.

David Hare's new play, which mixes love, death, and the theatre in a heady and original way, was sold out at the National Theatre, and transferred to the West End in January 1998.

This is the definitive version of Amy's View.

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David Hare's masterpiece."—Daily Mail

"A diffuse, incisive, funny, moving, difficult, fascinating play...A major dramatist has written a strong, rich play."—The Times

"Above all else, Amy's View offers the sheer exhilaration of watching a major dramatist writing for the theatre he loves at the very height of his powers."—Daily Express

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571191796
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 11/25/1997
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 776,928
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hare was born in Sussex, England in 1947. His first play, Slag, was produced in 1970. His other works include Plenty (1978), A Map of the World (1983), and Pravda (1985). A founder of the Portable Theatre and the Joint Stock, he became resident dramatist and literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, London (1967–71), and at the Nottingham Playhouse (1973). Until recently, Hare served as director of the National Theatre, London. In 1982, Hare founded a film company, Greenpoint Films. He has written several screenplays including Plenty (1985), Weatherby (1985), Strapless (1989), and Damage (1992). Several of his best-known plays, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa and Amy's View have been presented on Broadway.

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