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Bennett, Alan 1934-

Works: 480 works in 2,232 publications in 12 languages and 42,680 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Comedy films  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Biographical films  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Editor, Scenarist, wpr, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Conceptor, Other, Recipient, Adapter, Singer
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 822.914
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The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,314 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 lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode uit het leven van de schrijver, toen een excentrieke oudere dame meer dan vijftien jaar in een bestelwagen in zijn tuin woonde
The history boys by Alan Bennett( Book )

44 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 1,268 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 )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1980s in a grey and grim northern grammar school, a select number of very bright boys are desperately trying to pass the Oxbridge entrance exams. The story illustrates the bravado, humour and vulnerability of teenagers as they navigate their way to adulthood
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1788. King George III is almost 30 years into his reign, but his behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational -- he is babbling ceaselessly, spewing obscenities and attacking the Queen's Mistress of Robes. Has the King of England gone mad? The Prince of Wales sets out to have his father declared unfit to rule and the Queen is denied access to her husband, who is himself at the mercy of his own physicians. Improvement is only seen when a new doctor, Dr Willis, is engaged but the King's true saviour is much closer to home -- the Queen herself
The clothes they stood up in by Alan Bennett( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 871 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
Smut : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 825 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
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comic sketches
The laying on of hands : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Laying On of Hands" is Bennett at his best in this funny and mischievous satire about a society memorial service for a rather special masseur, who has died at a tragically young age in Peru." "In "Father! Father! Burning Bright" Bennett writes with tragicomic insight about a son's vigil at his father's deathbed, where their lifelong battle continues to the end. With his pared-down and deceptively simple prose style, Bennett unflinchingly describes the random thoughts and haphazard conversations of the family members waiting in the hospital as they face life and death." "In "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet" a podiatrist shows a lonely, unmarried department store clerk that there's more to life than looking after her brother. Part of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Talking Heads series, "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet" was described in the New York Times as both "touching" and "hilarious.""--BOOK JACKET
The madness of King George by Alan Bennett( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 years into his reign, the King of England starts to go a little mad; his court hires a new, radical doctor to try to cure him, but what he really needs in the love of a good queen
Lady in the van by Alan Bennett( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town."--Publisher description
Talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 566 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 538 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 )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 514 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 505 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
The old country by Alan Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 503 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 complete talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 478 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
Plays one by Alan Bennett( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling tales by Alan Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A set of ten autobiographical tales from Bennett, dealing with his childhood and upbringing in Leeds during the 1940s. They focus on his relationship with his parents, and we discover how his family shaped the man who has become one of Britain's best-loved writers
Writing home by Alan Bennett( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboekaantekeningen, herinneringen, opstellen en verhalen van de Engelse toneelschrijver
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.03 for Understand ... to 0.76 for Telling ta ...)

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The uncommon reader
Alternative Names
Alan Bennett britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

Alan Bennett britisk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Alan Bennett britisk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Alan Bennett britisk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Alan Bennett Brits acteur

Alan Bennett brittisk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Alan Bennett brytyjski aktor i pisarz

Alan Bennett pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Alan Bennett scrittore, drammaturgo e sceneggiatore britannico

Alanus Bennett

Benett, Alan 1934-

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Bennett, Alan

Алан Бенет

Алан Беннетт

Алан Беннетт англійський актор, письменник

Ален Бенет

Беннетт, Алан 1934-

אלן בנט

אלן בנט סופר בריטי

בנט, אלן 1934-

בנעט, אלן 1934-

ألان بينيت

الن بنت بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

베넷, 앨런 1934-


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The history boysThe clothes they stood up inSmut : storiesBeyond the fringeThe laying on of hands : storiesThe madness of King GeorgeLady in the vanTalking heads