Table of ContentsList of IllustrationsIntroduction by the author
Written on the Body
Seeing Stars The Ginnel
Theatre and Plays The Lady in the Van The National Theatre The History Boys
Radio and TV Hymn Cheeky Chappies The Last of the Sun Thora Hird Lindsay Anderson
Art, Architecture and Authors Going to the Pictures Spoiled for Choice Portrait or Bust Making York Minster Country Arcade, Leeds A Room of My Own Denton Welch England Gone: Philip Larkin Staring out of the Window
Ups and Downs A Common Assault Arise, Sir . . . An Average Rock Bun
Alan Bennett has been one of England's leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His most recent play, The History Boys, won six Tony awards including Best Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Drama League Award. He is the author of The Complete Talking Heads, Writing Home, and The Laying on of Hands, all available in Picador paperback.