Alan Bennett: A Critical Introduction

1st Edition

Joseph O'Mealy

Routledge
Published March 13, 2001
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780815335405 - CAT# RT8133
Series: Studies in Modern Drama

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Summary

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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