Complete Talking Heads

ISBN-10: 031242308X
ISBN-13: 9780312423087
Edition: 2003
Authors: Alan Bennett
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Description: Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils, a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils, a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness with an Indian shop owner. In A Chip in the Sugar, a man's life begins to unravel when he discovers his aging mother has rekindled an old flame. In A Lady of Letters, a busybody pays a price for interfering in her neighbor's life. First produced for BBC television in 1988 to great critical acclaim, the Talking Heads monologues also appeared on the West End Stage in London in 1992 and 1998. In 2002, seven of the pieces were performed at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles for a highly praised brief engagement, and in 2003 a selection of the monologues premiered in New York at the Minetta Lane Theatre. These extraordinary portraits of ordinary people confirm Alan Bennett's place as one of the most gifted, versatile, and important writers in the English Language.

Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He decided to apply for a scholarship at Oxford University. He was accepted by Exeter College, Oxford from which he graduated with a first-class degree in history. He was born on May 9, 1934; he is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. Bennett was made an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 1987. He was also awarded a D.Litt by the University of Leeds in 1990 and an Hon. PhD from Kingston in 1996. In October 2008 Bennett announced that he was donating his entire archive of working papers, unpublished manuscripts, diaries and books to the Bodleian Library free of charge, as a gesture of thanks and repaying a debt he felt he owed to the UK's social welfare system that had given him educational opportunities which his humble family background would otherwise never have afforded. He lives in Camden Town in London and shares his home with Rupert Thomas, his partner for the last 14 years.

Introduction
A Woman of No Importance
Introduction to Talking Heads
A Chip in the Sugar Bed Among the Lentils
A Lady of Letters Her Big Chance Soldiering On A Cream Cracker
Under the Settee Introduction to Talking Heads 2
The Hand of God Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet Playing Sandwiches
The Outside Dog Night in the Gardens of Spain Waiting for the Telegram
The Cast

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