A Lady of Letters

by  Alan Bennett

Short Play  /  1f

Miss Ruddock writes letters - not, unfortunately, social communications filled with harmless news, but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments.  She complains about the lack of care she assumes the child living opposite is receiving and ends up in prison.  There, ironically, Miss Ruddock finds freedom and is, for possibly the first time, happy.

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A Lady of Letters

by  Alan Bennett

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Miss Ruddock writes letters - not, unfortunately, social communications filled with harmless news, but letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments.  She complains about the lack of care she assumes the child living opposite is receiving and ends up in prison.  There, ironically, Miss Ruddock finds freedom and is, for possibly the first time, happy.
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Published in The Complete Talking Heads.

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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