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Creator / Alan Bennett

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"I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up."

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is a British author, playwright, screenwriter and occasional actor born in Armley in Leeds who studied at Oxford before going to a long and prolific writing career.

Works of Alan Bennett with their own pages include: