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PSYCHOLOGISTSOR IT MIGHT JUST BE ALAN BENNETT PLAYING TRICKS it might just be Alan Bennett playing tricks infusing the plot with elements from modern day analysis The kings have the problem of too much compliance All those in their presence do everything they can to please them This results in their brain acking elasticity and breaking downHe did not say it ike that but he may have a point and Tal Ben Shahar a reputed Harvard professor talks about The Underprivilege of Privilege In one of his Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, lectures available online he mentions the case of a man who reached the top a position within the White House after aife of continuous success at the first major trouble he broke down and I think killed himself Like King George III people who have it all have a major problem when they are confronted with a crisisLosing the colonies now entitled The United States of America has affected the sanity of the king and it might be this oss that caused The Madness of King George III I am currently in my second year of 6 form in which i study English anguage and White Water literature the course work reuires students to chose one shakespeare play and a different playmovie 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 I think this is one of Bennett s better plays I think he wittily ties George s descent into madness to Britain s recentoss 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 Bennett at his most witty The relationship between king and constitution between a monarch and his humanity between old and new medicine 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 ike The West Wing in the nineteenth century It seems to take royalty as of an ingrained staple than a Yank ike me can grasp so maybe I just need to wallow in the annals of Bourbon Palace a while Special Agent longer or something Il give it another whirl some other day It s obviously about George III s problems with porphyria and how his physicians didn t know how to handle it and how his political bedfellows used it to further their own careers Hmm I m already getting interested again Look for another review in a few weeks. A great comic writer and so he is but he can also be the most moving of dramatists Daily Telegrap.
Read The Madness of George IIIArt of the message might be that we act crazily when in the right mind and we sound mad at periods when we are all right I have istened to Mr Loveday s Little Outing yesterday and in that one there is another The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History lunatic who seems so niceUnder the guise of normality he iset out into the world where he had killed an innocent girl when he was youngAnd he does it againIn the case of King George he acts peculiar with his what what even before they commit him and the diagnostic is evidentNot that doctors were too much good at the time of the American Independence when they insisted on harmful treatment Keep his wounds opened so that the poison gets out What they do all mornings is check the stool and the water of his majesty There is actually too much mention of that once is funny twice is all rightat the fourth conversation on the matter I am already beyond boredDoctor Willis who finally does some good towards the royal patient taken out to his farm is not without fault We need to break the king as we break a horseThey use a straitjacket and they gag the poor man who must be granted becomes too foul mouthed and even talks dirty about the ueen Did you plough the ueen sir Did you plough her There is a political implication to the illness of his majesty and I am not sure what the
real history says about itBut in this adaptation for BBC Radio of the work by the very talentedhistory says about itBut in this adaptation for BBC Radio of the work by the very talented Bennett there are two parties at odds with each otherOne is ed by Mr Pitt who has been a responsible prime minister who had balanced the books and kept expenses in checkThe other party wants to promote Mr Fox an appropriate name to the top job in government regardless of conseuencesKing George III wants to continue with Mr Pitt with whom he has a jocular and interesting relationshipThe monarch is witty and even uses his passing mental disability to joke and take some advantage in this alliance You must not disagree with me Mr Pitt for my mind is weakor words to that effectThe bond with his wife is also strong except for the period
"when he is incapacitated and keeps talking nonsenseshe "he is incapacitated and keeps talking nonsenseShe King and the son the heir to the throne and conspicuous plotter working with the adversary Mr Fox is called Oh the fat oneThis part is rather sad and at times pathetic because seeing the father despising the offspring so much and in return the Prince of Wales conspiring to have his aristocratic father committed and deposed is unpleasantDoctor Willis has an interesting theory on the reason why the king is illWith this he might be a precursor of Freud or better still Marti. He West End and there are many moments that cut at the heart ike a knife We think of Bennett as. .
Spur of the moment decision to read this I A World on Fire liked the film and can only picture Nigel Hawthorne in this Alan Bennett s introduction puts the play in its his Fascinatingook at England s king being reduced to personhood and at medical treatments of the day I bought this actually intending to get the stage play entitled The Madness of George III RATHER THAN THE SCREENPLAY ENTITLED THE MADNESS OF rather than the screenplay entitled The Madness of George because I rarely read screenplays However it was uite interesting to read
"this one in part because I really iked the film I find "one in part because I really iked the film I find when I see a film version of a play and then read it I visualize what s going on easily which can be a really nice help with some plays However this is a fairly straightforward screenplay without many directions that would give one difficulty in imagining the filmingOne thing I do think is interesting and I d ike to read the stage play to see how the two compare is that this screenplay has a ot breaks Whereas
a break in a stage play generally reuires changing the setbreak in a stage play generally reuires changing the set a film the viewer simply experiences a cut scene so it is possible to provide camera angles sets and breaks 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate leading to generally shorter bursts of dialogue Whereas in a 70 page stage play a single scene might go 25 pages without a break here few of the scenes go than a page KING Stock Good husbandry Do you know what they call me PRINCE OF WALES What do they call you father KING Farmer George And do you know what that isPRINCE OF WALES ImpertinenceKING No sir LoveA brilliant play whicheft me devasted twice having watched it and having read it but in the most beautiful way I ve never given a great deal of thought to the personal aspects of King George III s madness or of the familial impact of the regency Bennet s screenplay drove home the utter tragedy of a situation that it s so easy to gloss over as we are distracted by other historical events After the first few pages I was planning to watch the movie but by the time I made it to the middle of the screenplay I was The Oxford New Greek Dictionary less certain I ve never expended much emotional energy on the British monarchy and I m not entirely sure this is a great time to be reduced to a puddle of tears over aong dead King and his wife The Madness of King George III by Alan BennettFunny but also sad Losing the colonies now entitled The United States of America has affected the sanity of the king and it might be this The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece loss that caused The Madness of King George III about this and other notes you can check What whatThis is what what king George keeps saying when he is sane to give you an ideaSo If you have tears prepare to shed them now Alan Bennett's wonderful play has finally arrived in