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The Old Country

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 3m

The Old Country
by Alan Bennett

Hilary and Bron await the arrival of Hilary's sister and brother-in-law in a very English setting: Bron potters about the garden and Hilary sits asleep on the veranda, Elgar's music drifts from the house. The visitors arrive, bringing an assortment o…

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    3f, 3m
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Hilary and Bron await the arrival of Hilary's sister and brother-in-law in a very English setting: Bron potters about the garden and Hilary sits asleep on the veranda, Elgar's music drifts from the house. The visitors arrive, bringing an assortment of particularly English thin's, and as the conversation proceeds, it becomes apparent they are not in England. In fact Hilary fled into exile some years previously after betraying his country, but now it seems he must return.
M3 (20s, 50s, 60s)
F3 (30s, middle-age, 60s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A veranda

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced h ...

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