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La pazzia di re Giorgio

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  235 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
È raro il caso di uno scrittore di teatro estremamente sofisticato e complesso che raggiunge in pochi anni una vasta popolarità e vede addirittura una sua commedia, piena di sottili riferimenti storici, diventare un grosso film prodotto da una major di Hollywood. Ma è accaduto ad Alan Bennett con La pazzia di Re Giorgio. Prendendo spunto dalla apparente follia di Giorgio I ...more
Paperback, Piccola Biblioteca Adelphi #363, 153 pages
Published 1996 by Adelphi (first published February 10th 1992)
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Fran
Dec 01, 2015 Fran rated it it was amazing
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Scritto per il teatro, è molto divertente.

E' piacevole fin dall'introduzione dell'autore.
Pierre Menard
Sep 17, 2015 Pierre Menard rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Who loves playing King Lear
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Katy Noyes
Sep 05, 2014 Katy Noyes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spur-of-the-moment decision to read this. I liked the film and can only picture Nigel Hawthorne in this. Alan Bennett's introduction puts the play in its historical context and it's a short read that entertains in its plot and characterisation.

George III is a wily and committed king. Deeply taken with his wife (whom he calls Mrs King), it affects his family, Parliament and country when he inexplicably shows symptoms of madness and those around him vie for the favour of the Prince of Wales whilst
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Tim
Feb 10, 2012 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is one of Bennett's better plays - I think he wittily ties George's descent into madness to Britain's recent loss of the American colonies. The King Lear scene is fantastically clever. There's currently a splendid revival of The Madness of George III starring David Haig in London's West End that I would highly recommend booking tickets to.
Moloch
Jan 08, 2015 Moloch rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teatro, ebook
Leggo così pochi testi teatrali che non avevo, finora, il tag appropriato: è giunto il momento di crearlo, visto che l’ultima lettura di settembre è stata questa commedia di Alan Bennett, La pazzia di Re Giorgio, cioè Giorgio III (1760-1811). In effetti con questo titolo fino a qualche tempo fa conoscevo solo un film del 1994, e non sapevo che fosse tratto da quest’opera: all’epoca vedevo spesso Videomusic, e a intervalli regolari c’era un breve programma con i trailer dei film in uscita, e io r ...more
Piperitapitta
Oct 24, 2014 Piperitapitta rated it really liked it
prima di dedicarsi alla regina elisabetta con la sovrana lettrice alan bennett si dedica a re giorgio con questa divertente satira e sceneggiatura.
non si pu dire che lo tratti con i guanti bianchi, ma soprattutto mette in ridicolo tutto il sistema di corte che, senza accorgersi che il re malato, cerca di abituarsi a tutte le sue stranezze.
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Sarah burrows
I am currently in my second year of 6 form, in which i study English language and literature. the course work requires students to chose one shakespeare play, and a different play/movie to compare it with. I have chosen to study King Lear (which is one of my favourite shakespeare plays) and will be comparing the element of madness in King Lear with that portrayed in the Madness of King George.
i enjoyed the film version of King George but was required to read the screenplay of it.
it is a short an
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Gregg
May 03, 2008 Gregg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Truthfully, I wasn't really in the mood for this. I got fired up about Bennett after reading and seeing The History Boys, and obviously this was the next readily available title. It's like The West Wing in the nineteenth century. It seems to take royalty as more of an ingrained staple than a Yank like me can grasp, so maybe I just need to wallow in the annals of Bourbon Palace a while longer or something. I'll give it another whirl some other day. It's obviously about George III's problems with ...more
Birgitte Bach
Jun 19, 2014 Birgitte Bach rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Det er første skuespil jeg læser. Jeg ved ikke om jeg synes det var godt. Men det var i hvert fald en interessant oplevelse at læse det.
Wendy
English 548: British Literature 1950 to Present - Drama that is funny and tragic concerning the nature of madness.
Susan Kosel
Apr 20, 2016 Susan Kosel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listen to this on CDs. Great reading done by multiple actors. Very dramatic.
Denise Dougherty
Jul 08, 2014 Denise Dougherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story - interesting author.


DD@Phila
Vale
Dec 06, 2011 Vale rated it really liked it
La pazzia di re Giorgio è una commedia teatrale storica. Alan Bennett aveva studiato storia durante il periodo universitario per cui le sue conoscenze in materia sono ricche di spunti interessanti sulla corte inglese alla fine del XVIII secolo. Durante la lettura si ride molto perché Bennett non perde mai il suo spirito sarcastico,ma ci sono anche delle fini analogie con il shakespiriano Re Lear e sul tema della follia e della ragione che nel teatro, e in fondo nella vita, sono sempre in bilico. ...more
Megan Anderson
Boring, boring, boring, oh, man, so boring. I could hardly bring myself to feel outrage about the treatment of the mad king, how he was slapped about and tied up and everything, because it was all so horribly boring. It was like slogging through muck just to make it to the end.
Playwright42
Aug 01, 2011 Playwright42 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody fantastic. Why couldn't Bennett have stopped here? Then we wouldn't have the confusing mass that is called The History Boys.
Amélie Gourdon
Jun 09, 2010 Amélie Gourdon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bennett wonderfully deconstructs here power and manipulation. While making you laugh.
Would so much like to see it on stage now.
miroir
Jul 16, 2013 miroir rated it liked it
Alcune parti sono davvero divertenti,altre meno.
Nel complesso consigliato
Theut
Oct 28, 2013 Theut rated it it was ok
Sconsigliato (e non avrei mai pensato di dirlo di un'opera di Bennett).
Steven
Strangely poignant portrait of the mad, syphillitic king George III.
Bettie☯
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award-winning playwright. Bennett's first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968. Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non-fictional prose and broadcasting, and many appearances as
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“I am the King. I tell. I am not told. I am the verb, sir. I am not the object. (King George III)” 3 likes
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