Alan Bennett

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.

Author: Joseph O'Mealy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135697693

Category: Performing Arts

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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.

Keeping On Keeping On

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015 Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374716974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015 Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories. Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best-known literary figures, Keeping On Keeping On contains Bennett’s diaries from 2005 to 2015—with everything from his much celebrated essays to his irreverent comic pieces and reviews—reflecting on a decade that saw four major theater premieres and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Keeping On Keeping On is a classic history of a life in letters.

Two Besides

The book contains a substantial preface by Nicholas Hytner and an introduction to each, by Alan Bennett.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571365876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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** Ebook available for pre-order now -- released 8 July 2020 ** Two brand-new monologues in the Talking Heads series, as seen on BBC1 and iPlayer 'Given the opportunity to revisit the characters from Talking Heads I've added a couple more, both of them ordinary women whom life takes by surprise. They just about end up on top and go on, but without quite knowing how. Still, they're in good company, and at least they've made it into print.' Alan Bennett's twelve Talking Heads are acknowledged masterworks by one of our most highly acclaimed writers. Some thirty years after the original six, Bennett has written Two Besides, a pair of monologues. Each, in its way, is a devastating portrait of grief. In An Ordinary Woman, a mother suffers the inevitable consequences when she makes life intolerable for herself and her family by falling for her own flesh and blood; while The Shrine tells the story behind a makeshift roadside shrine, introducing us to Lorna, bearing witness in her high-vis jacket, the bereft partner of a dedicated biker with a surprising private life. The two new Talking Heads were recorded for the BBC during the exceptional circumstances of coronavirus lockdown in the spring of 2020, directed by Nicholas Hytner and performed by Sarah Lancashire and Monica Dolan. The book contains a substantial preface by Nicholas Hytner and an introduction to each, by Alan Bennett.

Four Stories

Like everything Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847653871

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Like everything Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. They all have brilliant twists, are immensely entertaining and highly moral. And all are modern classics. The Laying on of Hands The painfully observant account of a memorial service for a masseur to the famous. The Clothes They Stood Up In The comic tale of an elderly couple's trials after their flat is stripped completely bare. Father! Father! Burning Bright The savage satire on the family of a dying man who rules over them from his hospital bed. The Lady in the Van The true story of the eccentric old woman who is invited to live in a homeowner's front garden. She stays there, in her van, for fifteen years. The home is Alan Bennett's. It became a West End hit, starring Maggie Smith.

Alan Bennett

Afterwards, the talents of Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore seemed to eclipse his, but gradually and quietly he became the most productive and creative of them all: stage plays from Forty Years On to The Madness of George III; a ...

Author: Daphne Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571177484

Category: Drama

Page: 162

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Alan Bennett first became famous when 'Beyond the Fringe' was performed in Edinburgh and London in the early 1960s. Afterwards the showier talents of Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore seemed to eclipse his but gradually and quietly he became the most productive and creative of them all; stage plays from Forty Years On to The Madness of George III; a string of touching and funny television plays; the Talking Heads series; film scripts, diaries and occasional journalism, including The Lady in the Van and culminating in his runaway success Writing Home. In this first comprehensive study of Bennett's work, Daphne Turner, considers his diverse body of work in relation to the man and his background.

Understanding Alan Bennett

Of this now legendary troupe Bennett had the most dubious professional future in the mid-1960s.

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.

Talking Heads

Theebook edition of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues 'Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is pretty much the best thing ever.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571365395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Theebook edition of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues 'Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is pretty much the best thing ever.' David Sedaris Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with Talking Heads, a series of twelve groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television, starring Patricia Routledge, Thora Hird, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Stephanie Cole, Eileen Atkins, David Haig, Penelope Wilton and Alan Bennett himself. Uplifting, deeply moving, full of humanity and wit, they remain essential, glorious reading.

Allelujah

Alan Bennett's Allelujah! opened at the Bridge Theatre, London, in July 2018. With an introduction by Alan Bennett.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571349869

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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- What were you in life? - In life, as you put it, I was a schoolmaster. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. As Dr Valentine and Sister Gilchrist attend to the patients, a documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward. Meanwhile, the old people's choir, in readiness for next week's concert, is in full swing, augmented by the arrival of Mrs Maudsley, aka Pudsey Nightingale. Alan Bennett's Allelujah! opened at the Bridge Theatre, London, in July 2018. With an introduction by Alan Bennett.

The Lady in the Van

The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van" From acclaimed author and playwright Alan Bennett, whose smash hit The History Boys won a Tony ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250089755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van" From acclaimed author and playwright Alan Bennett, whose smash hit The History Boys won a Tony Award for Best Play, comes the screenplay of The Lady in the Van-soon to be a major motion picture starring Dame Maggie Smith. The Lady in the Van is the true story of Bennett's experiences with an eccentric homeless woman, Miss Mary Shepherd, whom he befriended in the 1970s and allowed to temporarily park her van in front of his Camden home. She ended up staying there for fifteen years, resulting in an uncommon, often infuriating, and always highly entertaining friendship of a lifetime for the author. Read the screenplay of the film destined to be among the most talked about of the year, and discover the unbelievable story of one of the most unlikely-yet heartwarmingly real-relationships in modern literature.

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

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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.

The Clothes They Stood Up In

The Clothes They Stood Up In is Alan Bennett's first story.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782831525

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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The Clothes They Stood Up In is Alan Bennett's first story. Like Charles Dickens' novels which were first published in magazines, it originally appeared in the London Review of Books - which the author says 'seems to me (and not just because I occasionally contribute to it) the liveliest, most serious and also the most radical literary periodical we have'.

Alan Bennett

Works on Alan Bennett Monographs Dick , Delia ( 1999 ) Talking Heads : York
Notes , London : Pearson Education . Games , Alexander ( 2001 ) Backing into
the Limelight : The Biography of Alan Bennett , London : Headline . O ' Mealy ...

Author: Kara McKechnie

Publisher: Television (Hardcover)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124042354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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

Two Kafka Plays

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571147275

Category:

Page: 131

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'You have to keep your ears open for Alan Bennett's Insurance Man. It had visual impact so powerful that you were in danger of missing some very good lines simply because nobody spoke them in close up; you had to catch them on the wing. And if there was one line that summed up both Bennett's play and Kafka's novel The Trial, which provided some of this framework, that line was "Just because you're the injured party, it doesn't mean you're not guilty".' Guardian Kafka himself figures in these two brilliant scripts: one a hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. This edition includes an introduction by Alan Bennett.

Habeas Corpus

' Guardian..Habeas Corpus premiered at the Lyric Theatre, London, in May 1973.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571316735

Category:

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After two elegiac comedies about the decline of old England, Mr Bennett has now written a gorgeously vulgar but densely plotted farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body... a combination of hurtling action with verbal brilliance. Guardian

A Life Like Other People s

First published in the acclaimed collection Untold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people's.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429951591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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FROM ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in the acclaimed collection Untold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people's. With the sudden descent of his mother into depression, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held family secret in this extraordinarily moving and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography.

People

As with Alan Bennett's previous two plays, The History Boys and The Habit of Art, People will open in the Lyttelton Theatre in a production directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner. - How're you doing? - Not sure.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571296903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It's a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world ... a saleroom here, an exhibition there; art, Lady Stacpoole, is a rover. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy wonders if an attic sale could be a solution. People premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2012. As with Alan Bennett's previous two plays, The History Boys and The Habit of Art, People will open in the Lyttelton Theatre in a production directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner. - How're you doing? - Not sure. - Well why don't you get on the mobile to your dick and find out.

Say Something Happened

The Social Services Department of the council is preparing a register of the elderly in the area and eager but green June Potter (recently transferred from Transport) is despatched to gather information while obtaining some hands-on ...

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: 0573122466

Category: Drama

Page: 21

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The Social Services Department of the council is preparing a register of the elderly in the area and eager but green June Potter (recently transferred from Transport) is despatched to gather information while obtaining some hands-on experience. Mam and Dad are in their sixties and therefore must be in need of registering - but Mam and Dad, perfectly ' alert', able-bodied and streetwise, have no intention of being registered. Thrown by Mam's no-nonsense approach the increasingly desperate June resorts to Mr Farquarson 's detailed notes on Conduct of Interviews while Mam sorts her out. This highly comic, ironic look at patronizing bureaucracy was first televisied in 1982 starring Thoro Hird, Hugh Lloyd and Julie Waiters and is now available for the stage.

Prostaglandins In Bone Resorption

First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the process of bone resorption.

Author: Wilson Harvey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000696509

Category: Medical

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First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the process of bone resorption. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Osteology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.