The Complete Talking Heads

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Picador, 1. apr. 2010 - 208 sider

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.

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Brukerevaluering  - starlightink - LibraryThing

Alan Bennett has been called England's National Teddy Bear, so beloved is his work and person. It's a sweet moniker, but misleading to those who may not have yet read Bennett. Insightful and ... Les hele vurderingen

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Riveting. My first Alan Bennett read, but not my last. Well played! Les hele vurderingen

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A Woman of No Importance
13
Introduction to Talking Heads
31
A Chip in the Sugar
41
Bed Among the Lentils
55
A Lady of Letters
69
Her Big Chance
81
Soldiering On
95
A Cream Cracker Under the Settee
107
The Hand of God
135
Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet
145
Playing Sandwiches
159
The Outside Dog
171
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
183
Waiting for the Telegram
195
The Cast
205
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Introduction to Talking Heads 2
119

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Om forfatteren (2010)

Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright, essayist, and storywriter, whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the author of The Clothes They Stood Up In, The Laying On of Hands, and Writing Home. He lives in London.

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