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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 s
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 25th 1997 by Faber & Faber (first published 1997)
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Mar 14, 2015 BrokenTune rated it liked it
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The best thing about this audiobook was that it was a full cast production of Amy's View with two of my favourites: Judi Dench and Samantha Bond.

Incidentally, the last time I saw a play by David Hare, it also starred Dame Judi.

Unfortunately, and this may be an indictment of the effects that Hare's play have on me, I can't remember the title of the play or what it was about. In fact, only weeks after listening to Amy's View, I can hardly remember what the story of the play was and whether it had
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Sep 27, 2009 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
A fascinating insight into three main characters and how lack of communication can cause so much grief. A must read/see...
Aug 05, 2015 Corey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really disappointed by the ending. Rest of the play was great...maybe I will change my mind after thinking about it.
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Dec 04, 2014 Gregory Knapp rated it it was amazing
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An extraordinarily moving play without a false step.
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Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, and The Reader in 2008, based on the novel of the same name writte ...more
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