Alan Bennett Plays 2

This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571250714

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. Also included is An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution. The fascination of these two plays lies in the way they question our accepted notions of treachery and, in different ways, make a sympathetic case for Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.

Making Plays

Read how this one, the century's seer, increases his stature by lifts 30 See
Sydney's long speech, Alan Bennett: Plays 2, pp. 112–13. 31 'Hopkins was never
without a book. It wasn't that he was particularly fond of reading; he just liked to
have ...

Author: D. Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349653058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Making Plays explores great drama of the last two decades through the eyes of those who write it, and those who direct it. It is at once a masterclass on theatrical technique and a unique insight into the ways in which great dramatists of our time have reacted to a rapidly changing world. In this book Duncan Wu talks to Michael Attenborough, Alan Bennett, Michael Blakemore, Howard Brenton, David Edgar, Sir Richard Eyre, Michael Frayn, Sir David Hare, Nicholas Hytner, and Max Stafford-Clark.

Point of View in Plays

A cognitive stylistic approach to viewpoint in drama and other text-types Dan
McIntyre. ... The following short example from Alan Bennett's play The
Insurance Man illustrates this: The door opens and the Tall Woman shows Franz
into the office. (Alan Bennett, The Insurance Man in Plays 2, p. 175) What is
noticeable ...

Author: Dan McIntyre

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027293336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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This is the first book-length study of how point of view is manifested linguistically in dramatic texts. It examines such issues as how readers process the shifts in viewpoint that can occur within such texts. Using insights from cognitive linguistics, the book aims to explain how the analysis of point of view in drama can be undertaken, and how this is fruitful for understanding textual and discoursal effects in this genre. Following on from a consideration of existing frameworks for the analysis of point of view, a cognitive approach to deixis is suggested as being particularly profitable for explaining the viewpoint effects that can arise in dramatic texts. To expand on the large number of examples discussed throughout the book, the penultimate chapter consists of an extended analysis of a single play. This book is relevant to scholars in a range of areas, including linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

Alan Bennett Plays 1

Forty Years On, Getting On, Habeas Corpus and Enjoy Alan Bennett ... that
information, I want you to calculate (1) the width of the gates of death to the
nearest centimetre and (2) the speed in miles per hour at which the column was

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246861

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 877


This collection of Alan Bennett's work includes his first play and West End hit, Forty Years On, as well as Getting On, Habeus Corpus, and Enjoy. Forty Years On 'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play ... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play ... a classic.' Daily Mail Getting On Winner of the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award in 1971, Getting on is an account of a middle-aged Labour MP, so self-absorbed that he remains blind to the fact that his wife is having an affair with the handyman, his mother-in-law in dying, his son is getting ready to leave home, his best friend thinks him a fool and that to everyone who comes into contact with him he is a self-esteeming joke. Habeus Corpus 'After two elegiac comedies about the decline of old England, Mr Bennett has now written a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted facre that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body ... a combination of hurtling action with verbal brilliance.' Guardian Enjoy Enjoy uncannily foresaw the attitudes to English working-class life now enshrined in themeparks. 'The classic tug in Bennett between childhod Yorkshire and intellectual sophistication has never been better, or more daringly expressed.' Observer

Alan Bennett

Plays: 1972—1979. A Day Out (1972) Sunset across the Bay ( 1975 ) The Writer
in Disguise (1978—79) Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Afternoon Off All Day on
the Sands Office Suite (1978) A Visit from Miss Prothero Green Forms, aka Doris
and Doreen etween 1972 and 1979, Alan Bennett wrote ten plays for television,
... 1 It is in many ways the world that Bennett himself experienced growing up 19

Author: Joseph O'Mealy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135697624

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Alan Bennett is perhaps best known in the UK for the BBC production of his Talking Heads TV plays, while the rest of the world may recognize him for the film adaptation of his play, The Madness of King George. O'Mealy points out that Bennett is a social critic strongly influenced by Beckett and Swift, interested in depicting and analyzing the role playing of everyday life, a'la sociologist Ervin Goffman.

Irish University Review

11 . Bennett , An Englishman Abroad , Alan Bennett : Plays 2 , p . 293 . 12 . On
the psychology of Guy Burgess see Bennett , ' Introduction ' , Alan Bennett : Plays
2 , p . x . Bennett , A Question of Attribution , Alan Bennett : Plays 2 , p . 344 . 13 .



ISBN: UOM:39015078325712

Category: Ireland


View: 114


The Lady in the Van

And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847653574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 61

View: 124


In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper.

British Television Drama in the 1980s

2 Talking Heads : ' Bed Among the Lentils ' ( Alan Bennett ) ALBERT HUNT '
Geoffrey's bad enough , but ' - Maggie Smith pauses – ' I'm glad I'm not married to
Jesus . ' It's the opening line of ' Bed Among the Lentils ' , one of six plays by Alan

Author: George W. Brandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521427231

Category: Drama

Page: 283

View: 637


On British television drama in the 1980's

Alan Bennett

Bennett ' s The Madness of George III ' , in Literature / Film Quarterly , vol . 27 , no
. 2 , 90 - 6 . Pym , J . ( 1988 ) ' Older ... Rose , Margaret ( 1993 ) “ The repression
of the melodramatic in Alan Bennett ' s Talking Heads monologue plays ' , in R ...

Author: Kara McKechnie

Publisher: Television (Hardcover)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124042354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 347


The first book written on Alan Bennett's work for television, including his plays, series, documentaries and biographical pieces.

Studying Shakespeare

On June 17, 1994 a modernized Shakespeare tragedy took place on the freeway
outside Los Angeles, playing live to a ... 2 The resemblance was poignantly clear
in Alan Bennett's play Studying Shakespeare A Guide to the Plays: Introduction.

Author: Laurie Maguire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470705032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 645


This engaging book draws on all of Shakespeare's plays to show theycan still be used as a guide to life. Introduces beginning students and general readers toShakespeare's plays by highlighting the connections between theissues addressed by the plays and those of our own time. Focuses on the characters, situations and stories inShakespeare which are still familiar today. Shows how Shakespeare's plays illustrate some of life's mostfamiliar stories - love and obsession, parents and children, sexand politics, suffering and revenge Makes Shakespeare’s plays accessible to the widestpossible audience.

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

... conducted by the English Touring Theatre, aiming to identify Britain's favourite
plays: it was placed seventh overall, and first within the London and south-east
region of England (Alan Bennett's 2004 play The History Boys came first). 2 As
the ...

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408184288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 117


Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.

British Writers

Above all , Alan Bennett is driven to protest directly to the audience at the end of
the play : " Look this is just one path through my life — me and Miss Shepherd . . .
. Lots of other stuff happened . ” “ They know that , ” says Alan Bennett 2 .

Author: Ian Scott-Kilvert


ISBN: UOM:39015055577848

Category: Authors, English


View: 809


Modern British Drama on Screen

chapter 13 Rewriting history: Alan Bennett's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner
on the adaptations of The Madness of ... and Thora Hird, led to a second, even
darker, and more daring series of six television monologues, Talking Heads 2 ...

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107652408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 179


This collection of essays offers the first comprehensive treatment of British and American films adapted from modern British plays. Offering insights into the mutually profitable relationship between the newest performance medium and the most ancient. With each chapter written by an expert in the field, Modern British Drama on Screen focuses on key playwrights of the period including George Bernard Shaw, Somerset Maugham, Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and John Osborne and the most significant British drama of the past century from Pygmalion to The Madness of George III. Most chapters are devoted to single plays and the transformations they underwent in the move from stage to screen. Ideally suited for classroom use, this book offers a semester's worth of introductory material for the study of theater and film in modern Britain, widely acknowledged as a world center of dramatic productions for both the stage and screen.

Intertextual Loops in Modern Drama

... as the insights into Kafka's Oedipus complex by Sidney, the insurance man
from Alan Bennett's play Kafka's Dick. ... the floor, and the "perpetual crashes,
following fast on one another, "2 came to distinguish my experience of immersion
into ...

Author: Christine Olga Kiebuzinska

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 610


Kiebuzinska, who teaches modern drama, comparative literature, and film at Virginia Tech, considers intertextuality in modern drama. In nine essays, she examines the connections between the works of modern playwrights such as Kundera, Jelinek, and Hampton and the texts of earlier writers such as Did

Plays and Players Applause

plays & players applause - MARCH 1998 the all PLAY: THINGS WE DO FOR
LOVE by Alan Avckbourn Events & ... PLAYS. Faber has published Alan Bennett
Plays 2 (£9.99). I hear that there is going to be another Talking Heads ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106020193600

Category: Theater


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Plays and Players

Reader Victoria Parris at the Oval House DI orfman's play Death And The Maiden
was extraordinarily successful , not only because of the immaculate direction and
performances , but ... Faber has published Alan Bennett Plays 2 ( £ 9.99 ) .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105112759027

Category: Theater


View: 310


British Television

Botanic Man ( Thames TV , 1978 ) Bruce Forsyth ' s Big Night ( LWT , 1978 )
Butterflies ( BBC - 2 , 1978 - 83 ) By Alan Bennett - Six Plays ( LWT , 2 / 12 / 78 –
24 / 2 / 79 ) Was a ten - part series filmed on locations around the world in which

Author: Tise Vahimagi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019215396

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 387

View: 529


Reference book, Co-pub. w/British Film Institute.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

MADEMOISELLE FIFI **l/2 An allegory about Nazis inspired by two different Guy
de Maupassant short stories. ... 1967 MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, THE * 1/2
Alan Bennett's play about the periodic dementia that afflicted Britain's George ...

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345449959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1620

View: 164


Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.