The title decided on was — the idea being that the show reached a level the Fringe could not aspire to. All the points listed are all reasons which contribute towards how Alan Bennett makes the audience feel sympathy for the character Doris in A Cream Cracker under the Settee. Many years later and the unworthy promises he sadly passed away, with. Doris is an old lady in her seventies who lives on her completely on her own other than a social worker who comes to visit her every so often. This links to the character Irwin. The audience feels empathy for Doris because her obsession with cleanliness causes her to fall and break her leg while trying to dust her wedding photo, which also falls and cracks. And she thinks she will go mental if she moves to Stafford house as she says ''you go daft there, there is no where else to go but daft'' Doris don't like Zulema she thinks Zulema don't do her job properly ''Zulema doesn't dust she half dusts'' she says.
This monologue makes me feel a lot more sympathy for old people in our society because through this monologue I can see that old people are not treated the way they should be and I think this needs to change. In it, portrays Doris, an old lady who has had a fall while dusting not being satisfied with the efforts of her home help , and then looks back over her life as she contemplates her predicament. I think the way the original monologue was written has helped me a lot with written mine because it is easier to read and follow apposed to a biography. They all said they had the same thoughts but we were all wrong the home is splendid. Doris portrays Zulema as a dictating unclean, unwilling and blackmailing person.
Moreover it could mean that she has gone mad when she speaks to the 'cracked' photograph, this could also imply that Doris is feeling like she want's to join. This makes the reader feel sad and sympathy for Doris as she is a comic character so we have mixed feeling because we are faced with a character who is both funny and sad at the same time, this would be called a bitter sweet feeling. This style of script is really effective and has a powerful effect on the… 760 Words 4 Pages 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'. In a culture where the old are forgotten, neglected and depicted as useless. In 1972 Bennett wrote his first television play, , a film about a bicycle club outing just before the First World War. This was probably because Doris and Wilfred never had any children.
Throughout the drama the lighting is a significant effect for the audience as it reveals to them the mood of particular scenes. Her last words are 'Never mind. It revolves 75-year old Doris on an ordinary day in her house. Bennett portrays the issue of loneliness and isolation using very different methods; he uses society as a big part of the characters isolation. Doris is character who would be obsessed with cleanliness because she hurts herself while dusting and because she looks after her house so well then this intimates that Doris is also very neat person.
This is first highlighted through the very. He used to conjure up imaginative ideas that Doris would disagree with. In my monologue I chose to mention about flowers because Zulema told Doris about how modern and up to date homes were now. Born in Morecambe in 1911, she had a long career as a character actress, with her first television appearance in 1947. It's done with now, anyway.
She tries to climb up and dust it, but she slips and hurts her leg. Bennett himself was part of a group of 8 boys from Leeds Modern School who all achieved admittance in Oxbridge after a new master encouraged them. The social services advise her to go into a retirement home called Stafford House as her independence is becoming limited but Doris persists that she wants to stay in her own home. These days you hardly ever see coppers walking around in places other than in town centres. Introduction ''A cream Cracker under the settee'' A cream cracker under the settee'' is a play in the form of monologue. Because Doris is an old lady is critical she dresses like an old lady. The reason the writer uses a monologue is to emphasis to the readers that 'Doris' the narrator is totally alone and this play tries to emphasis how elderly people are neglected in society and people see them as a problem.
In some circumstances I think that the use of a monologue is more dramatically effective than if the representation was third person. In the monologue there is only one actor that is Doris. In the monologue Doris talks about standing behind the curtain at the neighbours across the road. Written by Wonderful writing performed by a veteran actress as good as any Oscar winner in fact better than most. They would have felt more comforted about the loss of their child by the names. Zulema is one of the only people Doris has contact with; she only comes into do housework once a week.
This is where Doris finds the cream cracker under the settee and starts complaining about Zuleema again and talks a bit more about her life. I wanted to see to him. Doris loves cleaning, she links everything to cleanliness. In the play we view Zulema as a main character. During the whole play the camera moves in a variety of ways. With this lonesome atmosphere established it could be expected that the 'Bay window' would be.
In the drama Doris refers to a lot of conflict that has occurred in her existence. Moreover the message that the writer tries to tell us is why old people don't have as much respect as they used to and why they are neglected compared to the new generations. Is because a cream cracker was indeed found under a settee in the play, this makes the title rather ironic. Middle There are four scenes in the play altogether and all four scenes take place on the same day so I would pass about 2-3 hours after each scene. A monologue is a long speech by one person.