Title: The Complete Beyond the Fringe
Author: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore
Page Count/Review Word Count: 160
This book consists of the script to the original Beyond the Fringe show that Bennett and his compatriots performed back at the start of the early sixties. One of the cool things about it is that they compared it to the various scripts that are out there, gramophone recordings and even the version of the script that was submitted to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office for a censorship check.
It was super funny and I can only imagine the impact that it must have had when it was first performed. I think it shows exactly why Bennett and his co-stars are so well-known and well-respected. They really hit the ground running here.
Somehow, it feels appropriate that this is one of the last Bennett books that I read.