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Encyclopedia > Habeas Corpus (play)

Habeas Corpus is a comedy stage play by the English author Alan Bennett. It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London on 10th May 1973, with Alec Guiness and Margaret Courtenay in the lead roles. A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Published by Faber/Profile Books in 2005 Alan Bennett (born May 9, 1934) is an English author and actor famous for his work, schoolboy-like appearance and his sonorous Yorkshire accent. ... The Lyric Theatre is a theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue London, the heart of the West End. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Swan Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE (April 2, 1914 - August 5, 2000) was a British actor who became one of the most versatile and best loved performers of his generation. ...

It concerns the aging Dr. Arthur Wicksteed and his pursuit of a nubile patient, Felicity Rumpers. Wicksteed's wife, Muriel, is, in turn, lusting after the charming head of the BMA, Sir Percy Shorter, who, as well as being Wicksteed's old rival, turns out to be Felicity's father - the result of an under-the-table liason during an air-raid with Lady Rumpers, her mother. The logo of the association. ...

Meanwhile, Wicksteed's spinster sister Connie, ashamed of her flat-chestedness, has schemes of her own. The 'chorus' is provided by the lower-class, housekeeper Mrs Swabb.

See also

Bennett, Alan (1985). Forty Years On and Other Plays. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571134858. 



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