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The Complete Talking Heads

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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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312423087
Author:
Bennett, Alan
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Monologues
Subject:
Television plays, English.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 x 0.57 in

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