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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary »
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Alan Bennett ...  Graham Whittaker 1 episode, 1988
Stephanie Cole ...  Muriel 1 episode, 1988
Thora Hird ...  Doris 1 episode, 1988
Patricia Routledge ...  Miss Ruddock 1 episode, 1988
Maggie Smith ...  Susan 1 episode, 1988
Julie Walters ...  Lesley 1 episode, 1988
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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, and an elderly shut-in. Written by Kathy Li

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Four solo pieces for four outstanding performers
1 April 2002 | by jcteboSee all my reviews

Alan Bennett's writing shows us once again that there is something the English have about their language that only a very few American writers sense. I suppose its kind of like those English lawns: its only dirt and a bit of grass seed but you have to mow it for 600 years before you have it.


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