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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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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