Essay on Talking heads

To What extent can we trust, Wilfred, in Alan Bennett’s play, Playing Sandwich’s

The play, Playing Sandwiches, is one in a series of dramatic monologues, named Talking heads, written and directed by Alan Bennett for the BBC. There were two series of Talking Heads one released in 1988 and the other a decade later in 1999. The series deals with many different subjects, although there are a few […]

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Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads Analysis

There are certain things that you expect to see when you go to watch a traditional conventional play. You may expect action, conflict and conversation among the actors; you expect to see emotions being expressed through dialogue and movement, though primarily you expect to see more that one actor on the stage. Unlike conventional plays […]

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Look At The Different Dramatic Techniques Which

Cream cracker under the settee is another one of Alan Bennett’s famous monologues known collectively as talking heads. These monologues feature everyday people living ordinary, monotonous lives. His characters usually undergo some kind of crisis or life episode where they learn something. Cream cracker under the settee was first televised in 1988. Throughout the play […]

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How do Alan Bennett and the director of Talking Heads

In all the Talking Heads, there are recurring themes, such as loneliness (A Cream Cracker under the settee) and exaggerated pride or self-confidence (Her Big Chance). None of the characters are truly happy, although the little happiness can come their way through surprising means. Graham finds happiness when his mother doesn’t leave him for Mr […]

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A Cream Cracker Under The Settee Analysis

I have been studying a twentieth century drama called ‘A Cream Cracker Under the Settee. ‘ It was written by Alan Bennett and appeared in the BBC1 series ‘Talking Heads. ‘ It has been written in the form of a tragi-comedy monologue where the juxtaposition of humour and pathos reflects real life. In this drama […]

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