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Bennett, Alan 1934-

Overview
Works: 439 works in 2,148 publications in 20 languages and 42,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Biography  Humorous fiction  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Biographical films  History  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Speaker, Dedicatee, Recipient, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Alan Bennett
The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett( Book )
120 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 2,789 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( visu )
20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years
The history boys by Alan Bennett( Book )
45 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 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( visu )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,168 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 1,048 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( visu )
45 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 955 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
Smut : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 823 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 laying on of hands : stories by Alan Bennett( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 738 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
Beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
A collection of comic sketches
Talking heads by Alan Bennett( Book )
45 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 649 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 )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 642 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
The madness of King George by Alan Bennett( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages 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
The uncommon reader : [a novella] by Alan Bennett( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 532 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 )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The old country by Alan Bennett( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 517 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 tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher and other stories by Beatrix Potter( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 513 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 3 languages and held by 502 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 495 libraries worldwide
A volume which contains all the 12 monologues from both the television series of "Talking Heads", of 1987 and 1998, respectively, together with "A Woman of No Importance". The pieces are characterized by Alan Bennett's understatement, observation and knowing irony
Plays one by Alan Bennett( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Telling tales by Alan Bennett( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 108 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
 
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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-
Bennet Alan 1934-....
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-
アラン・ベネット
ベネット, アラン
亞倫·班奈
Languages
English (609)
German (54)
Italian (37)
French (24)
Spanish (14)
Catalan (9)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Galician (2)
Swedish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Romanian (2)
Danish (2)
Czech (1)
Hebrew (1)
Turkish (1)
Russian (1)
Slovenian (1)
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