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Madness of George III, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Madness of George III, The

Alan Bennett

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Full Length Play, Drama

22m, 6f

"Absolutely engrossing." - New York Post

"A richly amusing evening of high office politics with plenty of contemporary resonances." - Daily Express

"What Mr. Bennett achieves with a consummate sense of theatre is in mak…

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In this sensational drama from the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain George III becomes increasingly erratic after losing the American colonies until doctors are brought in to cure his madness. All of them are eminently respectable quacks and one is in the employ of the Prince to Wales, a man with a strong motive for easing the king further into madness. When the King recovers with the aid of a country doctor, a constitutional crisis is averted. Nigel Hawthorne starred at London's National Theatre, on Broadway and film as mad King George.
"Absolutely engrossing." - New York Post

"A richly amusing evening of high office politics with plenty of contemporary resonances." - Daily Express

"What Mr. Bennett achieves with a consummate sense of theatre is in making this remote, ambiguous monarch character totally accessible to a modern audience, at once a fascinating figure of both tragedy and heroism." - The Daily Mail

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett has been one of the leading English-language dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady In The Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King ... view full profile

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