Plenty, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This play ran at the National Theatre, London, throughout 1978 and the New York production in the autumn of 1982 was equally well received.

In counterpointing the experiences of an Englishwoman helping the French Resistance during the war with her life in the following twenty years, the author offers a unique view of postwar history, as well as making a powerful statement about changing values and the collapse of ideals embodied in a single life.

Plenty is also a major film produced by Edward R. Pressman and Joseph Papp with Mark Seiler as Executive Producer, and directed by Fred Schepisi from a screenplay by David Hare.

The cast, headed by double Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, includes Charles Dance, Tracy Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting, Ian McKellen and Sam Neill.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, forms transparencies
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780571112395



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Probably Hare's best play, showing through the disillusionment of a female SoE agent how the fine clear morality of WWII descended in the 1940s and 1950s into compromises and dishonesty in English Society. Those who saw the premiere of this play at the National Theatre in 1978 are unlikely to have forgotten it.

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