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Amy's View: A Play by David Hare
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Amy's View: A Play

by David Hare

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David Hare is one of my favorite playwrights, and he seems to be at the height of his powers when he's writing for Judi Dench. I bought a copy of this play when it was first published, when I was in high school, and didn't care for it at all.

After re-reading some of Hare's other stuff, I decided to give it another try, and felt well-rewarded. Hare is brilliant at mining the subtleties and the profundities of the quiet drama in mundane margins of life, and he's really in top form in Amy's View.

Here, Hare has some interesting things to say about the death of theater as an art form, about artistic criticism and the role of the critic, and, more standard for Hare, about love and faith and belief.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0571191797, Paperback)

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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