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The Habit of Art
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The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett dramatizes an imaginary meeting between Benjamin Britten and W. H. Auden, to fashion a play about two difficult men, the ethics of biography, growing old, creativity, and the habit of art.

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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 (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, London, The History Boys won numerous awards including an Olivier for Best New Play and the South Bank Award. On Broadway, it won five New York Drama Desk Awards and six Tony's. His collection of prose, Untold Stories, won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006. An Uncommon Reader was published to great acclaim in 2007. A Life Like Other People's was published in 2009.

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