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Habit of Art, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Habit of Art, The

Alan Bennett

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

12m, 3f

ISBN: 9780865479449

"5 STARS! A new play by Alan Bennett is a dramatic treat like nothing else. It's like sipping champagne in a big armchair beside a crackling fire...carries you along in a wave of pleasure." - Mail on Sunday

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.

Alan Bennett's new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.
"5 STARS! A new play by Alan Bennett is a dramatic treat like nothing else. It's like sipping champagne in a big armchair beside a crackling fire...carries you along in a wave of pleasure." - Mail on Sunday

"5 STARS! A brilliantly written and delicate duel of mutual wariness." - Daily Express

"5 STARS! Alan Bennett's immaculate new play-within-a-play has the audience bawling with laughter throughout...This sad, funny, whimsical piece about age and fading dreams is immaculately executed and represents the National [Theatre} at its very best." The Sunday Telegraph

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12m, 3f

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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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