The complete collection of classic monologues from the master of observation
Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers. He has written widely for radio, television and theatre. His latest 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.
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 *