People

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Faber & Faber, Nov 12, 2012 - Drama - 96 pages
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A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It's a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world ... a saleroom here, an exhibition there; art, Lady Stacpoole, is a rover.

People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one's house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.

People premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2012.

As with Alan Bennett's previous two plays, The History Boys and The Habit of Art, People will open in the Lyttelton Theatre in a production directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner.

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- Not sure.
- Well why don't you get on the mobile to your dick and find out.

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What is to be done with an important country house its owner can no longer support? Should Dorothy Stacpoole sell up? ‘Release all your wonderful treasures on to the open market and they are there for ... Read full review

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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, and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, London, The History Boys won numerous awards, followed by major success in its run on Broadway. The Habit of Art opened at the National in 2009 and People in 2012. His collection of prose Untold Stories won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006. Recent works of fiction are The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories.

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