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  • ISBN 0563534370
  • ISBN13 978-0563534372
  • Language English
  • Author Alan Bennett
  • Publisher Bbc Book Pub (August 31, 2001)
  • Pages 207
  • Formats lrf docx txt mbr
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Movies
  • Size ePub 1350 kb
  • Size Fb2 1461 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 268

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Home Alan Bennett The Complete Talking Heads. This collection includes the first and second series of Talking Heads, twelve monologues in all, together with the introductions I wrote for each series.

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Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright, essayist, and storywriter, whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the author of The Clothes They Stood Up In, The Laying On of Hands, and Writing Home.

Talking Heads is a series of dramatic monologues written for BBC television by British playwright Alan Bennett. The two series were first broadcast in 1988 and 1998, and have since been broadcast on BBC Radio and included on the A-level and GCSE English Literature syllabus. A West End theatre production, also entitled Talking Heads, opened at the Comedy Theatre in January 1992 for a 10-week season, starring Patricia Routledge and Alan Bennett, who also directed, plus piano interludes by Jeremy Sams.

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The Complete Talking Heads book. Alan Bennett in his "Talking Heads" series assumes the task of the portraitist, a task which calls for honesty, empathy and style (for after all, it must be entertaining)

The Complete Talking Heads book. Alan Bennett in his "Talking Heads" series assumes the task of the portraitist, a task which calls for honesty, empathy and style (for after all, it must be entertaining). He does all of these things fairly well, but the monologues lack excitement. There's a reason talking heads are the bane of any cinematographer, and while Bennett's attempt to revolutionize the medium is nobel, it fails to completely hold the viewer (or in this case reader's) attention.

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Alan Bennett's much-loved collection of monologues, giving us a glimpse in to the lives of six ordinary British people. 1 - Talking about Talking Heads. 2 - A Chip in the Sugar read by Alan Bennett. Life for Graham and his elderly mother has settled into a comfortable pattern when a face from the past appears to threaten his peace of mind. 3 - A Lady of Letters read by Patricia Routledge. Irene thinks 'corresponding' is every citizen's right in a free society, but she gets her first taste of real freedom in the most unlikely place

The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors.

The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors. The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim, and remain among his most admired works today. This collection includes all twelve Talking Heads, plus the precursor of that series, A Woman of No Importance.

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There are few things that are more enjoyable than a rainy afternoon and this collection of character sketches on the IP. It is very easy to draw a picture of a person in crisis in the context of a two hour play; it is another thing entirely to carry out the same within the space of 30 minutes. These radio programs feature, for the most part soliloquies by people facing any number of personal crises from ill relations (in both senses of the word), trouble with the law and realization that their spouses were not quite what they might have been on first inspection.

I have to confess to a few favorites. "Bed Among the Lentils" is the story of a bored vicar's wife who finds the satisfaction that her life with a man of God has not provided in dry sherry and an the Indian owner of the off license. God is a business much like anything else. Ultimately she is disappointed by both and has to go through life as a prop in her husband's rise in the clerical hierarchy as he shamelessly exploits his wife's problems to show he has the compassion he clearly lacks. God is a business, just like agricultural machinery.

"Soldiering On" is the story of an upper-class woman whose husband dies and by inches her world dissolves. Curiously she manages to keep up a brave front, finding solace in television and a walkman. This ultimately makes her story far more compelling than had Bennett allowed her to dissolve into histrionics

"Her Big Chance" is the story of an actress who, as the reader gradually learns, has taken work in a soft core pornographic film. The fact that she insists on maintaining a certain air of professionalism and dedication to her "craft" makes this all the more hilarious.

These stories are, like most of Bennett's work, inspired compositions. One can only look forward to future efforts from this quarter.
An interesting set of one-man stories with a huge amount going on in the background, and you can tell how important what's not said can be. It helps to have seen the actual tv series, but I had only seen the first one, and was able to get a clear picture of what was going on in the second. The second set is much darker than the first I found, but anything by Alan Bennet is worth reading to me.
Amazing!! Alan Bennett is a genius when it comes to the human condition. The acting in all of the pieces is superb. These are pieces you can watch over and over and never tire of them.
Trash Obsession
Brilliant insight into people. He will make you laugh and make you think..
(This review refers to The Complete Talking Heads in the Kindle edition available when reviewed. It is possible that corrections have since been made.)

Bennett's little character studies are wonderful. The best way to enjoy them is through the recordings of the original broadcasts, performed by topnotch actors. They are also now available complete in a single paperback. The Kindle edition is a slightly cheaper alternative but it is, sadly, a case of getting less than you pay for.

It's a mystery to me how, in this age of digital files, the text of a work can become mangled in its progress from one format to another. The Kindle edition contains hundreds of typos, most of them missing spaces between sentences. Clearly the text was run through software to change straight quotes to curly quotes, and the missing spaces have confused the algorithm so that many of the quotes are curling the wrong way. Also "Go to Beginning" takes you to a point in the middle of the book, and the navigation marks are incomplete.

One gets used to this sort of thing in free public-domain e-books, but it's very disappointing to see it in a commercial product, especially when it costs almost as much as the printed version.

I'm aware, by the way, that I'm sounding a bit like the Lady of Letters as I write this. ;-)
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How I was first introduced to "Talking Heads" and to Alan Bennett was on public television. I was delighted to find "The Complete Talking Heads" in print and ordered them immediately!
Although this collection doesn't seem to be very well-known, I loved it, and enjoy teaching it with my Honors English class (high-school). The series was first written for television, I believe for a BBC series; in each episode, a single character, placed in a small variety of settings, speaks directly to the camera. Each story consists of one character discussing an episode or series of related episodes in his or her life; the interesting part (and the part that makes this so great for teaching) is that we hear only one character's perspective, and so need to evaluate his or her credibility and level of self-awareness; often, we also need to attend to small cues to figure out the whole story. Very enjoyable, as long as you are willing to do some digging and re-reading.
Amazing writing, and people. These are not just characters but men and women that struggled and came on the other side.