Alan Bennett Plays 2

Kafka's Dick; Insurance Man; Old Country; Englishman Abroad; Question of Attribution Alan Bennett ... Alan Bennett, 1987, 1989 (reprinted from Two Kafka Plays and Single Spies) Alan Bennett is hereby identified as author of this work in ...

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.

Alan Bennett

Bennett dramatizes as two characters his almost constitutional ambivalence—Alan Bennett, the participant in the Miss Shepherd saga ... Alan Bennett 2, who does not partake in the action of the play and converses only with his alter ego, ...

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.

Making Plays

Dramatic Works (including translations, collaborations, and filmscripts) Alan Bennett Office Suite (London: Faber and Faber, ... 1984) The Writer In Disguise (London: Faber and Faber, 1985) Two Kafka Plays (London: Faber and Faber, ...

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.

Understanding Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett , introduction to Office Suite : Two One - Act Plays ( London : Faber and Faber , 1981 ) , 8. Subsequent references to this work will be noted parenthetically in the text as OS . Chapter 2 : Ho , to Be in England 1.

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.

Point of View in Plays

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 about the ...

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.

Plots and Plotters

66 Peter Wolfe, Understanding Alan Bennett (Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1999), p. 2. ... having much more in common with a different sort of exile, W. H. Auden”, Alan Bennett, Plays II (London: Faber & Faber, 1998), p. ix.

Author: Aa. Vv.

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 9788869770722

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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.

Stage Right

Contemporary English Drama , Stratford - upon - Avon Studies 19 ( Arnold , 1981 ) , p . 118 . Nooo . Chapter 10 Alan Bennett 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . Alan Bennett , ' Introduction ' , Forty Years On and Other Plays ( Faber , 1991 ) .

Author: John Bull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349233793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Stage Right is a refreshingly abrasive account of the state of British theatre since 1979, offering an account of the development of a new mainstream formed in conscious opposition to the work of the politically committed dramatists of the 70s and an analysis of the plays of the most successful playwrights of the new mainstream: Nichols, Gray, Frayn, Bennett, Ayckbourn and Stoppard.

The Muses on Their Lunch Hour

Alan Bennett, Kafka's Dick, in Alan Bennett's Plays, 2 (London: Faber and Faber, 1998), 68. 10. Alan Bennett, Kafka's Dick, 80–81. 11. Steven Erlanger, “A President Loves Movies, But Perhaps Not This One,” New York Times, May 11, 2011.

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823273744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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“Witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays on interdisciplinary topics . . . from Shakespeare to psychoanalysis, and the practice of higher education today.” —Publishers Weekly As a break from their ordained labors, what might the Muses do on their lunch hour today? This collection of essays uses these figures of ancient legend to explore such modern-day topics as the curious return of myth and ritual in the theories of evolutionary psychologists and much more. Two themes emerge consistently. The first is that to predict the “next big thing” in literary studies, we should look back at ideas and practices set aside by a previous generation of critics. In the past several decades we have seen the reemergence of—for example—textual editing, biography, character criticism, aesthetics, and philology as “hot” new areas for critical intervention. The second theme expands on this observation, making the case for “cultural forgetting” as the way the arts and humanities renew themselves, both within fields and across them. Although she is never represented in traditional paintings or poetry, a missing Muse—we can call her Amnesia—turns out to be a key figure for the creation of theory and criticism in the arts.

The History Boys

With GCSE and A Level study guide Alan Bennett ... 'men with tits ... put on with an icecream scoop' actually being taken from Bennett's 1988 play A Question of Attribution. ... Alan Bennett, Plays Two (London: Faber & Faber, 1998), p.

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.

Roger Federer

101 Shakespeare, Henry IV Part I, Act 1, Scene 2, 174-5. 102 A. Bennett, preface to Kafka's Dick, published in Alan Bennett Plays 2: Kafka's Dick; Insurance Man; Old Country; Englishman Abroad; Question of Attribution, Faber and Faber, ...

Author: Christopher Jackson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781839780349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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BestsellerChris Jackson has written a thoughtful and brilliant study of Federer as a man, player, and aesthetic and moral figure of our times. It outplays even Foster Wallace's magisterial writing on this greatest of all tennis champions.Here is the one of the most profound, insightful and elegant books ever written about sports.