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Bennett, Alan 1934-

Overview
Works: 409 works in 1,777 publications in 21 languages and 37,755 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Editor, Scenarist, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Adapter, Author of introduction, Recipient
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
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The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett( Book )

113 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 2,801 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 )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 1,201 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
Smut : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,172 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 history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 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 )

52 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,069 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
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 937 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
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 756 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
The madness of King George by Alan Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 590 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 2011 in 4 languages and held by 578 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
Lady in the van by Alan Bennett( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 536 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
Single spies : two plays about Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt ; &, Talking heads : six monologues by Alan Bennett( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 527 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 519 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 madness of George III by Alan Bennett( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 502 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
The complete talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 500 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
The old country by Alan Bennett( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 499 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
Plays one by Alan Bennett( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncommon reader [a novella] by Alan Bennett( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 467 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
Fortunes of war by Olivia Manning( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mini-series that chronicles the lives of an English couple who live in Bucharest when WWII breaks out
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Recording )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this special dramatisation for BBC Radio 4 including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole and Terence Rigby as Albert with Alan Bennett as the narrator. A wonderful, highly-acclaimed dramatic performance of a classic novel
 
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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 scrittore, drammaturgo e sceneggiatore britannico

Alanus Bennett

Benett, Alan 1934-

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Bennett, Alan

Алан Бенет

Алан Беннетт

Ален Бенет

Беннетт, Алан 1934-

אלן בנט

בנט, אלן 1934-

בנעט, אלן 1934-

الن بنت بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

베넷, 앨런 1934-

アラン・ベネット

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The history boysSmut : storiesThe clothes they stood up inBeyond the fringeThe laying on of hands : storiesThe madness of King GeorgeTalking headsLady in the van