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Bennett, Alan 1934-

Overview
Works: 464 works in 1,399 publications in 7 languages and 34,788 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Animated television programs  Humorous stories  Film adaptations  Satire 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Performer, Narrator, Director, Actor, Scenarist, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Singer, Author of introduction, Speaker, Recipient, Editor, Dedicatee, Adapter
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
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The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett ( Book )
50 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obliged to borrow a book when her corgis stray into a mobile library, the Queen discovers a passion for reading, setting the palace upon its head and causing the royal head of Great Britain to question her role in the monarchy
The history boys by Alan Bennett ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: 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
The history boys by Nicholas Hytner ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success
The clothes they stood up in by Alan Bennett ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A burglary sparks off a hilarious chain of events for an older English couple who find out who they really are without all of their possessions
Forty years on by Alan Bennett ( Book )
28 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett ( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of comic sketches
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1788. King George III is almost 30 years into his reign and is once again preparing for the opening of parliament. Queen Charlotte skilfully divides her role as both devoted wife and mother to their 15 children. Yet despite this apparent veneer of respectability, something is going sadly awry within the walls of Windsor Castle. The King's behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational, he is babbling ceaselessly, spewing obscenities and attacking the Queen's mistress of Robes, Lady Pembroke. Has the King of England gone ... mad?
The laying on of hands : stories by Alan Bennett ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Bennett's Extraordinary ear for dialogue and sharpness of perception have made him a master storyteller. In "Father!Father! Burning Bright," he writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil at his father's deathbed where their lifelong battle continues to end. " The laying of Hands." a brilliantly funny satire, describes a society memorial service for rather special masseur who died tragically young; and in "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet," a lovely,unmarried department store clerk discovers there's more to life than looking after her brother through her only indulgence, her podiatrist
Smut : stories by Alan Bennett ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents two short tales of sex, secrets, and misrepresentation, including "The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson," in which a widow supplements her income by being a test subject for medical students
The madness of King George by Alan Bennett ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something is going sadly awry within the walls of Windsor Castle. The King's behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational
Talking heads by Alan Bennett ( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television. At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, this book is widely regarded as a modern classic
The uncommon reader [a novella] by Alan Bennett ( Recording )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading, the Uncommon reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely (J.R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett, and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people such as the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world, and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The history boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life
Single spies : two plays about Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt ; &, Talking heads : six monologues by Alan Bennett ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher and other stories by Beatrix Potter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yet again Lucie loses her pocket handkerchief. In her search she meets Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, a kindly, but strangely prickly washerwoman, and Mr. Jeremy Fisher who tells her of his eventful fishing trip. When seven little bunnies go missing Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny find themselves caught up in a terrible battle between Mr. Tod and his unwelcome guest. Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca create havoc in the doll's house while Johnny Town-Mouse entertains a visitor from the country who has travelled up by mistake in a hamper of vegetables
Smut : two unseemly stories by Alan Bennett ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The greening of Mrs. Donaldson, a conventional, middle-class woman is 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. In The shielding of Mrs. Forbes, Mrs. Forbes is disappointed in her son Graham. If he had to choose a wife, he could have done better - and 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 old country by Alan Bennett ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In what appears to be a very English scene, Hilary and Bron are sitting peacefully on a verandah, when Hilary's sister and her husband show up. But this is more than just a family visit, and it is soon revealed that all is not as it appears. Bennett deftly uses the backdrop of a Cold War spy story to explore questions of loyalty, betrayal and national identity in this suspenseful and entertaining play. 'The Old Country' premiered at the Queen's Theatre, London, in September 1977
The madness of George III by Alan Bennett ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced to undergo. It is about the nature of kingship itself, showing how by subtle degrees the ruler's delirium erodes his authority and status
Habeas corpus; a play in two acts by Alan Bennett ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Latin and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete talking heads by Alan Bennett ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to tie in with the transmission of Talking Heads 2, this edition collects together all 12 of the monologues, as well as Alan Bennett's early monologue A Woman of No Importance
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell. When Orton, after years of unsuccessful collaboration with Halliwell, breaks away and achieves fame and fortune on his own, Halliwell cracks, hammers Orton to death and then kills himself
 
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Alternative Names
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Bennett, Alan
Bennett, Alan 1934-
Беннетт, Алан 1934-
בנט, אלן 1934-
בנעט, אלן 1934-
ベネット, アラン
Languages
English (486)
German (6)
French (3)
Danish (1)
Spanish (1)
Latin (1)
Dutch (1)
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