Monday, June 29, 2009

New Alan Bennett play looks at Britten and Auden

While I consider a posting on the parallels between Michael Jackson and Benjamin Britten, The Prague Post brings news that Alan Bennett has written a play on the relationship between Britten and the poet W. H. Auden.

Called "The Habit of Art", it will star Michael Gambon, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour and open at the National Theatre. It will also be broadcast to selected cinemas as part of the theatre's NT Live programme.

Concierge Desk explains a little more about the play:
The play tells the story of an imagined meeting as Auden and Britten meet in the 1960s towards the end of their lives. The two had worked together on the documentary ‘Night Mail’ and the operetta ‘Paul Bunyan’ but fell out with each other in the 1940s.
And Playbill will tell you more about NT live.

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