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.

Untold Stories

A first major collection since Writing Home contains some of the author's previously unpublished works, including the title piece, a memoir of his family and growing up in Leeds; diary entries for the years 1996 to 2004; and additional ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312426623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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A first major collection since Writing Home contains some of the author's previously unpublished works, including the title piece, a memoir of his family and growing up in Leeds; diary entries for the years 1996 to 2004; and additional essays, reviews, and comic pieces.

Alan Bennett

2. Since irony is Bennett's favorite “element” the link between Bennett the ... The shorter and slightly different stage version can be found in Plays Two.

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.

The History Boys A Play

In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose. The History Boys premiegrave;red at the National in May 2004.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780571224647

Category: Drama

Page: 109

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What is the purpose of education? Is it to pass exams or is it to encourage a desire for learning? For General Studies teacher Hector, it is to make pupils think for themselves, to ignite a passion for something that can sustain them throughout their lives. Offered by the new substitute, Mr. Irwin, are techniques that are most likely to impress a bored examiner. The precocious grammar school boys chase the Holy Grail for a creme-de-la-creme career path, passing an Oxbridge entrance exam.

The History Boys

In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 0865479712

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 107

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Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys: The Film contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.

Point of View in Plays

A cognitive stylistic approach to viewpoint in drama and other text-types Dan McIntyre ... (Alan Bennett, The Insurance Man in Plays 2, p.

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.

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.

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.

Plots and Plotters

66 Peter Wolfe, Understanding Alan Bennett (Columbia: University of South ... W. H. Auden”, Alan Bennett, Plays II (London: Faber & Faber, 1998), p. ix.

Author: Aa. Vv.

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 9788869770722

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 116


The aim of this collection of essays is to explore “negative characters” in the espionage narratives of some of the most esteemed English writers, such as Conrad, Maugham, Ambler, Greene, Fleming, McEwan among others. The role of women is analysed, in particular with the figure of Mata Hari, so as to provide a gender perspective on women as villains and/or double agents. The relationship between literature and film studies is also considered in a comparative approach.

Understanding Alan Bennett

O Uncommon Alan Bennett . " Spectator 260 ( 2 April 1988 ) : 27-28 . Commends Bennett's ability to transform the ordinary into the " significantly poetic .

Author: Peter Wolfe

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570032807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Of this now legendary troupe Bennett had the most dubious professional future in the mid-1960s. Yet in January 1992 this theatrical genius had two plays running in London's West End and had recently acted in one of his own teleplays. His suite of monologues, Talking Heads, was also opening in London's Comedy Theatre.

The History Boys

With GCSE and A Level study guide Alan Bennett. genuine yet held with a sceptical eye. ... Alan Bennett, Plays Two (London: Faber & Faber, 1998), p. 319.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571335831

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; - a clear introduction to the context of the play and its author; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

Six Contemporary Dramatists

Alan Bennett, Two Kafka Plays (London: Faber, 1987), p. 104. ... Bennett discusses his feelings about Orton in the introduction to Prick up Your Ears: The ...

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349252312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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`A most illuminating study.' - John Bayley Six Contemporary Dramatists explores, in a straightforward manner, the central concerns of six of the most important contemporary dramatists. It demonstrates how the work of Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter, Simon Gray, Howard Brenton, David Hare and Alan Ayckbourn is essentially moral, and relates their aspirations to the British romantic tradition of the last century. At the same time, Duncan Wu explores how each writer has responded to the changes that took place in personal and public ethics during the 1980s as a result of Thatcherism. He also includes an interview with Alan Ayckbourn, published here for the first time, in which the volume's themes are focused and summarised. For the paperback edition, a substantial preface discussing Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, David Hare's Skylight and David Edgar's Pentecost has been added. This is an essential and readable guide to televised and theatrical drama for students and theatregoers alike.

Stage Right

Chapter 10 Alan Bennett 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. Alan Bennett, 'Introduction', Forty Years On and Other Plays (Faber, 1991). Alan Bennett, The Writer in Disguise', ...

Author: John Stanley Bull

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349233793

Category: Theater

Page: 272

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The Prodigal Tongue

The new and complete dictionary of the English language in two volumes. London. Badia Berrera, Berta. 2015. ... In Alan Bennett plays 2. London: Faber.

Author: Lynne Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524704889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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CHOSEN BY THE ECONOMIST AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English “English accents are the sexiest.” “Americans have ruined the English language.” Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language. With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?

Intertextual Loops in Modern Drama

Alan Udoff ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1987 ) , 58-75 . 5. Alan Bennet , Two Kafka Plays ( London : Faber & Faber , 198 ) , ix . 6.

Author: Christine Olga Kiebuzinska

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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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

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

However, when a playtext is being used as a “recipe for performance” (Searle, 1975), ... Alan Bennett 2 looks through the window briefly then disappears.


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 9000

View: 216


The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics Ground-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessor An invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field

National Theatres in a Changing Europe

As reported in the New York Times, 26 March 2006 Alan Bennett (1998), A Question of Attribution in Alan Bennett: Plays Two (London: Faber and Faber).

Author: S. Wilmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Examining the ways in which national theatres have formed and evolved over time, this new collection highlights the difficulties these institutions encounter today, in an environment where nationalism and national identity are increasingly contested by global, transnational and local agendas, and where economic forces create conflicting demands.

Gay Identity New Storytelling and The Media

... with certain conditions, in 1967 (see Chapters 2 and 3). 8. Alan Bennett's play An Englishman Abroad (BBC, 1983, UK) discusses Guy Burgess's life as an ...

Author: P. Demory

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349668410

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This critical introduction to gay and lesbian identity within the media explores the concept of 'new storytelling'. The case studies look at film, television and online media, focusing on the narrative potential of individual storytellers who, as producers, writers and performers, challenge identity concerns and offer new expressions of liberty.


Two Unseemly Stories Alan Bennett. by the same author stage plays Plays One: Forty Years On, Getting On, Habeas Corpus, Enjoy Plays Two: Kafka's Dick, ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847657657

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The Shielding of Mrs Forbes Graham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother, who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. Though her own husband isn't all that satisfactory either. Still, this is Alan Bennett, so what is happening in the bedroom (and in lots of other places too) is altogether more startling, perhaps shocking, and ultimately more true to people's predilections. The Greening of Mrs Donaldson Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating...

Irish University Review

10. Alan Bennett , Alan Bennett : Plays 2 ( London : Faber and Faber , 1998 ) , p.ix. 11. Bennett , An Englishman Abroad , Alan Bennett : Plays 2 , p.293 .



ISBN: UOM:39015078325712

Category: Ireland


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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka

Alan Bennett , Plays Two ( London : Faber and Faber , 1998 ) , p . 112 . 2. Mailloux , A Hesitation Before Birth , p . 138 ; Karl , Representative Man , p .

Author: Julian Preece

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521663911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Offers a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist.