Alan Bennett's Alan Bennett: Plays 2 PDF

By Alan Bennett

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This moment quantity of performs by means of Alan Bennett contains his Kafka performs, one an hilarious comedy, the opposite a profound and looking drama. additionally incorporated is An Englishman overseas and a question of Attribution. The fascination of those performs lies within the approach they query our authorized notions of treachery and, in numerous methods, make a sympathetic case for man Burgess and Anthony Blunt.

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On the one hand I suffered both for my father and my mother, and on the other hand I rejoiced at the attention which my father showed me during his illness. He told me many remarkable things and whatever he said would become irresistibly fascinating. He knew how to write and speak simply, powerfully, colourfully, intelligently, captivatingly, and when necessary, wittily. ’ I would sit for hours beside my father, listening to what he was saying about the world of the stars, the movement and structure of the planets, the signs of the zodiac and so on.

For example, he would hold out his hand demonstratively to a policeman in the street so as to arouse a sense of indignation and resentment in the powerful people of this world, and he would go to see people of importance in a wholly inappropriate form of attire. Whenever my father’s illness seized hold of him, my inner life would take on a rather different character. On the one hand I suffered both for my father and my mother, and on the other hand I rejoiced at the attention which my father showed me during his illness.

I contemplated and acted with great enthusiasm, but I didn’t study anything. The theoretical subjects (the history of the arts, the history of the theatre, phonetics and so forth) were alien to me, and I got through the examinations only with ‘prompts’ and ‘cribs’. The lessons in voice production irritated me and made me laugh. My three years at drama school* swept past me like a dream. I was cheerful and brave only when I was performing something, but as I was almost constantly ‘performing’ something my basic mood was one of cheerfulness.

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