Amy’s View

David Hare

Amy’s View by David Hare is a generational play about the long-term struggle between a strong mother and her loving daughter, mixing love, death and the theatre in a way which is both heady and original.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571191796
Date Published
23.06.1997
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Summary

It is 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 eighteen years later. A generational play about the long term struggle between a strong mother and her loving daughter, Amy’s View mixes love, death and the theatre in a way which is both heady and original.

DavidHare

David Hare has written over thirty stage plays and thirty screenplays for film and television. The plays include¬†Plenty,¬†Pravda (with Howard Brenton),¬†The Secret Rapture,¬†Racing Demon,¬†Skylight,¬†Amy’s View,¬†The Blue Room,¬†Via Dolorosa,¬†Stuff Happens,¬†The Absence of War,¬†The Judas Kiss,¬†The Red Barn,¬†The Moderate Soprano,¬†I’m Not Running and¬†Beat the Devil. For cinema, he has written The Hours, The Reader,¬†Damage,¬†Denial,¬†Wetherby and¬†The White Crow among others, while his television…

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