Alan Bennett: A Critical Introduction

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Routledge, Sep 13, 2013 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
Alan Bennett is perhaps best known in the UK for the BBC production of his Talking Heads TV plays, while the rest of the world may recognize him for the film adaptation of his play, The Madness of King George. O'Mealy points out that Bennett is a social critic strongly influenced by Beckett and Swift, interested in depicting and analyzing the role playing of everyday life, a'la sociologist Ervin Goffman.
 

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Contents

From Beyond the Fringe to Habeas Corpus
3
19721979
19
Enjoy Objects of Affection and A Private Function
33
Burgess Blunt Kafka and Proust
55
Talking Heads
85
Talking Heads 2
109
Joe Orton Mr Toad and George III
131
In the Vanguard
149
Chronology
159
Selected Bibliography
161
Index
165
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Joseph H. O'Mealy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawaii and Acting Associate Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.

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