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The Wind in the Willows

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett’s brilliant adaptation of Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Graham, one of the all-time great animal stories and a true classic of children’s literature.

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ISBN
9780571301232
Date Published
20.02.2014
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Summary

‘Believe me, my young friend, there is absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In them or out of them, it doesn’t matter. Whether you get away or you don’t, whether you arrive at your destination or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy.’

Ever since the publication of Kenneth Grahame’s novel in 1908, the characters of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger have delighted generations of readers. Now Alan Bennett has written an adaptation for the stage, a version which is both true to the original and yet carries that distinctive Bennett hallmark.

Alan Bennett introduces this edition, writing about the history of the project and the staging of the production.

‘Bennett is even able to inject the odd sly joke for the adult without bewildering the tots… the result is a delightful evening, a treat for anyone.’ The Times

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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 the stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van (together with the screenplay), A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and…

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