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Amy's View - Full Length Play, Drama

Amy's View

David Hare

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573627002

"A diffuse, funny, moving, difficult, fascinating play...A major dramatist has written a strong, rich play." - London Times

"Above all else, Amy's View offers the sheer exhilaration of watching a major dramatist writing for th…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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After sold out performances at the National Theatre prompted a transfer to the West End, Judi Dench came to Broadway to star in this heady and original drama of love and death. In 1979 Esme Allen is a well known British actress caught in a changing West End climate that is trying for performers. A visit from her young daughter with a new boyfriend sets in motion a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later.
"A diffuse, funny, moving, difficult, fascinating play...A major dramatist has written a strong, rich play." - London 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." - London Daily Express

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3m, 3f

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David Hare

David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1970. Subsequent works include Knuckle, Fanshen, ... view full profile

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Michael Henry Ibberson 2/19/2016 7:06 AM
A very enjoyable and thought-provoking play, one which was probably written very much with Judi Dench in mind for the main character of Esme. It points up both the fragility of the Theatre world and the insecurities of those within it, but equally poignantly highlights the superficiality of what most perceive as the real world. Adding in the riches and ambiguities following the pursuit of what looks like easy money gives another dimension to the play, leaving one with the feeling that perhaps, after all, safety lies in the acting world inhabiting someone else's skin.

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