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Bennett, Alan 1934-

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Works: 486 works in 1,651 publications in 6 languages and 35,914 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Animated television programs  History  Humorous stories  Nature stories 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Performer, Narrator, Director, Actor, Scenarist, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Singer, Speaker, Adapter, Author of introduction, Recipient, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
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The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett( Book )
45 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,368 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 Nicholas Hytner( visu )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 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 )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 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
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett( Book )
18 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 libraries worldwide
A collection of comic sketches
The history boys by Alan Bennett( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 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 madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
52 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 919 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 laying on of hands : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 733 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
Plays one by Alan Bennett( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Smut : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 598 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 )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 597 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
Talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 546 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
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 532 libraries worldwide
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 520 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 uncommon reader a novella by Alan Bennett( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 514 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
The old country by Alan Bennett( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The complete talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 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 madness of George III by Alan Bennett( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 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
Smut : two unseemly stories by Alan Bennett( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 libraries worldwide
The Shielding of Mrs Forbes Graham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. And her own husband would be better if she were mourning him than living with him
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Portraying each character in his own inimitable fashion, Alan Bennett reads the original story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and, of course, Toad
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( visu )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
 
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Alternative Names
Benett, Alan 1934-
Bennet Alan 1934-....
Bennett, Alan
Беннетт, Алан, 1934-
בנעט, אלן, 1934-
ベネット, アラン
Languages
English (501)
Spanish (9)
German (8)
French (6)
Italian (3)
Dutch (1)
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