Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award-winning playwright. Bennett's first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968.
The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award-winning playwright. Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non-fictional prose and broadcasting, and many appearances as an actor.
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About the Author: ALAN BENNETT has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and The History Boys.
The writ of habeas corpus is known as the "great and efficacious writ in all manner of illegal confinement".
Habeas Corpus is a stage comedy in two acts by the English author Alan Bennett. It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10 May 1973, with Alec Guinness in the central role. It ran, with cast changes, until 10 August 1974. The Broadway production that followed was less successful, running for less than three months. The play has been revived several times since then, in London and elsewhere.
Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus will be revived in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s upcoming spring season. The production, opening in May, will be directed by Patrick Marber, who is next directing Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt in the West End, and follows the farcical sexual escapades of the residents of the Wicksteeds' house.
1973) A Book by Alan Bennett. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Through a dance of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: "He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.
Habeas Corpus was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10 May 1973, with Alec Guinness . Theatre-lovers who enjoy a good comedy ought not to miss Alan Bennett's farce 'Habeas Corpus' being staged by Havant Bench Theatre Company.
Habeas Corpus was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10 May 1973, with Alec Guinness and Margaret Courtenay in the lead roles. Bennett's first play, written in 1973, it is a comedy set in Brighton in the 1960s where the lust and longing of the permissive society has well and truly taken hold of the apparently respectable Wicksteed family. The first showing of the play last night at Havant Arts Centre attracted a large audience which saw a magnificent performance by all the players.