Alan Bennett Biography (Wikipedia)
Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the university for several years. His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival brought him instant fame. He gave up academia, and turned to writing full-time, his first stage play Forty Years On being produced in 1968.
His work includes The Madness of George III and its film adaptation, the series of monologues Talking Heads, the play and subsequent film The History Boys, and popular audio books, including his readings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh.
- Alan Bennett on Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalierhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03clpbv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03clpbv.jpg2015-12-20T12:05:00.000ZAlan Bennett on an opera he heard in Leeds aged 17http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03clpby
Alan Bennett on Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
- The voice that sums up ‘what music means to me’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03clp8s.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03clp8s.jpg2015-12-20T12:05:00.000ZAlan Bennett on Kathleen Ferrier.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03clp8v
The voice that sums up ‘what music means to me’
Alan Bennett Tracks