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  • Alan Bennett Talking Heads

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    Alan Bennett Talking Heads In Bennett's monologues the main character faces an important decision which will affect the course of their lives. I will go on and explain in this essay, the play writer's use of literary techniques - including setting, theme and characterisation- which may make the decision seem correct or not. Talking Heads was originally produced for BBC television but has recently been used as a collection of short stories. Each of the characters portrayed, is played by an

  • Born in Yorkshire in 1934, Alan Bennett.

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    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,

  • Studying Two Alan Bennett Monologues

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    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

  • The History Boys by Alan Bennett

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    ‘The History Boys’ can only be ‘merely’ a farce to a certain extent; the use of shocking events juxtaposed with the facetious tone used to create the farcical elements Bennett utilises throughout the play, indicates a underlying polemic message that holds several different implications to the reader. Bennett uses farcical elements, although not exclusively, in the play. The comedic device of stock characters is exploited to the farcical subgenre, with them being created to provide the material

  • An Analysis Of The Play 'The History Boys' By Alan Bennett

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    In his drama ‘The History Boys’, Alan Bennett utilises comedic factors to play incongruent to the serious matters of the play. The playwright (Alan Bennett) specifically creates comedic scenes and improbable moments in the classroom to challenge and, ultimately influence the student’s perception and viewpoint of serious matters. Michael Billington regarded the play as a ‘deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education’1 and the character of Hector orchestrates this

  • Alan Bennett-writer of these monologues was born in 1934 in Yorkshire

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    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"

  • A Lady of Letters and Cream Cracker under the Settee by Alan Bennett

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    "A Lady of Letters" and "Cream Cracker under the Settee" by Alan Bennett The two monologues I am going to be writing about are two elderly women who are lonely and trapped in their own homes. I will be talking about how Doris, one lady from 'Cream cracker under the settee' and Irene, the other lady in 'Lady of letters' are suffering from loneliness. Doris and Irene both live alone. They don't seem to have any special friends. For example, Irene doesn't like being people calling her

  • The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett

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    The Character of Doris in 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee' by Alan Bennett The melancholy of life, death and old age, are one of the many issues dealt with, in Alan Bennett’s heart-rending tale. It tells the story of an isolated, fragile, elderly woman, who feels ensnared in a modernised society in which she strives for her sovereignty and prominence. In a culture where the old are forgotten, neglected and depicted as useless. ‘A Cream Cracker Under The Settee’ seems to

  • A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett and A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy

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    This essay compares two stories one twentieth century A Chip in the Sugar by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century A Sons Veto by Thomas Hardy This essay compares two stories one twentieth century 'A Chip in the Sugar' by Alan Bennett. And the other story is pre twentieth century 'A Sons Veto' by Thomas Hardy, At first glance at both the stories the two stories don't seem to have that much in common, A son veto is quite a tragic whereas a chip in the sugar has a happy

  • How Alan Bennett Explores His Themes Through The Presentation Of Characters In Talking Heads

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    Alan Bennett presents his characters in Talking Heads by writing the plays in the form of monologue. By employing this technique he has managed to create a rich and detailed World in which his stories unfold but, he only allows us to see it through the eyes of a single narrator. When reading a play that is presented in this manner it is possible to lose sight of the fact that you are only getting one person’s version of events and you may start to believe that you are having conversations reported

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