National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (2010)

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National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (2010)

National Theatre Live's 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett's play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.
UK
IMDb  8.4 /10
Creators
Director Nicholas Hytner
Director Robin Lough
Writer Alan Bennett
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Release Date2010-04-22
Runtime3h 0mins
GenreComedy, Drama
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Company
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
Fitz / W.H. Auden
Henry / Benjamin Britten
Donald / Humphrey Carpenter
Tim / Stuart
Philip Childs
Philip Childs
Brian
Barbara Kirby
Barbara Kirby
Joan
Martin Chamberlain
Martin Chamberlain
Ralph
Tom Attwood
Tom Attwood
Tom