Six monologues written for television, each in its own way reflecting Alan Bennett's observant view of the British way of life.
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Alan Bennett's television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. The History Boys won the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the South Bank Award.Review:
“Bennett's genius is his ability to satirize humanely. [His] prose is like stained glass: if you stare at it, you see things you missed.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“In the hands of Alan Bennett, the tragic and painful are close bedfellow with the funny and the sexual....We laugh at the situations presented and then feel a twinge of guilt.” ―Los Angeles Times
“Few write sharper dialogue or probe more tellingly into the frailties and occasional strengths of the human psyche than Alan Bennett. No one knows more about getting each scene just right or as consistently.” ―William Trevor
“Bennett's genius is for the imploding situation in which a cleverly made house of cards shudders and comes down; the comments of his characters as they nimbly pick their way around the wreckage verge on aphorism.” ―The New Yorker
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Book Description BBC Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, 96 pages. Six monologues written for television, each in its own way reflecting Alan Bennett's observant view of the British way of life. Bookseller Inventory # 15205
Book Description Bbc Pubns, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0563206225