Amy's View

Amy's View - David HARE

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 a message to convey.


In short, the performance was great, but there is little substance to the play.


I would love to give a summary but all I can remember is that the play is about a dysfunctional family and focuses on the relationship between an actress mother and her daughter, and later with her son-in-law. The mother disapproves of the daughter's relationship with an art critic and this causes a rift between the women which reveals their life's illusions. Blah, blah, blah....