Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues was born in 1934 in Yorkshire but spent most of his adult life in London. Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues-was born in 1934 in Yorkshire but spent most of his adult life in London. Although he was aware of two cultures much of his writing reflects the northern characters and views of his youth and the British way of life. Bennett called these monologues accounts of "ordinary, uneventful, desperate lives." Sometimes called "gossip as Drama"
Studying Two Alan Bennett Monologues Introduction A monologue is a play with a single performer. The word monologue is of Greek origin and comes from mono-logos. Mono means 'word of one person' and logos means 'voice' hence monologue, 'one voice'. Alan Bennett's work is impressive and his understanding of characterization is second to none. He has an ability to capture the life- styles and backgrounds of the characters he creates. The language of each character brings forward clichÃ©s
Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee Doris, the 75 year old house-proud woman is the main character, the only character in fact in Alan Bennett's dramatic monologue 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee'. This play is divided into four scenes, each of which are demarcated by blackout. These four scenes show the passage of time throughout one day in the life of Doris, and changes of room and position. Given the limitations its form imposes the play is a successful piece of drama
Terrible Loneliness Conveyed In Alan Bennett’s A Lady Of Letters? Miss Irene Ruddock is an ordinary middle-aged woman who lives on her own. She was close to her mother who had recently passed away. Miss Ruddock has no real friends and finds it difficult to fill her time so she is often sitting in her chair, looking out of her window and noting what is going on in other people’s lives. She has no social life and she only leaves the house when she has to. Alan Bennett shows Miss Ruddock’s
Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett. Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett has been writing, performing and directing since his first theatrical encounters as a student at Oxford in the early 1960's. He first gained success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and later, in collaboration with Dudley Moore, Peter Cooke and Jonathan Miller, enjoyed considerable acclaim with the original Beyond the Fringe. (www.museum.tv. Accessed 26/01/03) Alan Bennett is the archetypal Northerner,
How does Alan Bennett show the changes in the character of Miss Ruddock in the Taking Head monologue ‘A Lady of Letters’? During the 1980s, Alan Bennett wrote a series of low-budget monologues, which together formed Talking Heads. They were written for and broadcasted by the BBC in 1987 (and set in the 1980s), and were ideal for the BBC at the time as they were cutting their broadcasting budget. The monologues were very low cost because they require only one actor and writer, normally no more
Doris in Alan Bennett's A Cream Cracker Under the Settee In play 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' Alan Bennett uses many techniques and dramatic devices to make his script seem real, believable, and also enjoyable. I am going to study the statement, 'Doris is just a moaning old woman.' I will then investigate and explore how Bennett manages to maintain our sympathy for the lead protagonist in the script, Doris. I will cover many points such as Doris' relationships, the use of the cameras