Talking Heads

Talking Heads


By (author) Alan Bennett

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 196mm x 20mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 7 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184607259X
  • ISBN 13: 9781846072598
  • Sales rank: 33,520

Product description

Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television. At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic. This edition, which contains the complete collection of Talking Heads, as well as his earlier monologue, A Woman of No Importance, is a celebration of Alan Bennett's finest work.

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Author information

Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers. He has written widely for radio, television and theatre. His play, The History Boys, won several awards, including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It also won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, following an extremely successful transfer to Broadway. In 2006 Bennett was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards for Untold Stories, his collection of memoirs and diaries.

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"Talking Heads places Alan Bennett in the highest tier of English dramatic writers" New York Times "His finest achievement - indeed masterpiece wouldn't be too strong a word" The Daily Telegraph "Bennett's genius is his ability to satirize humanely. [His] prose is like stained glass: if you stare at it, you see things you missed" New York Times Book Review "It's hardly a revelation to say that Alan Bennett has proved himself a master of the modern dramatic monologue... One of the finest dramatic achievements of the past few decades." Scotsman