Tag Archives: Alan Bennett

Listening To Another Allellujah! #theatre #review

I’m breathing hard. The hillside is a mass of tumbled rocks, like a set of ill-shaped marbles that some troll has just cast down the slope. If I could, I might hear the fall of water nearby, some rain swollen … Continue reading

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History in the here and now

Despite it being May, it is cold here, misty too, as Dog and I perambulate around the Park. Once crisp views of the city in a chill winter are hazed to a blur, technicolour leached to monochromes. The radio talked … Continue reading

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Nano num-nums day 10

Today I want to be serious. A bit. Alan Bennett is a National Treasure and hugely comic -I’ve posted this before but it’s worth reprising But it is a taster for what comes next. One of his monologues, spoken by … Continue reading

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‘…history? It’s just one f***ing thing after another’

That quote is by Rudge in Alan Bennett’s brilliant play, the History Boys. There are several brilliant quotes on the nature of history in it, including: ‘Our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is … Continue reading

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