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A Cream cracker under the settee Good morning everyone, I would like to welcome you all to the first rehearsal of 'A cream cracker under the settee' starring Lisa Pattern who will be known as Doris in the monologue. Doris is shown as an isolated and lonely character, a woman that is strongly opinionated in what she says "I don't think their married, half of them." Doris is also critical of people "Yvonne, the funny daughter." In the first half of the monologue the audience are immediately aware of Doris' bad leg as she rubs it and already feel sympathetic for her. Doris' husband is also mentioned in the first half and hints of a baby they had together that did not live long. We will begin from the start of page eighty six Lisa. As you can see Doris begins by talking about the policeman, the line "The policeman comes past now and again." Would sound effective if said in a sad, quiet but sarcastic voice with the emphasis on "...now and again", Doris should say this slowly and quietly but still keeping the sarcastic tone. ...read more.


Wilfred will shown as a flashback, a flashback that appears above her right shoulder symbolising that he was important in her life and a good spirit. The flashback will be shown as a hazy cloud showing Wilfred. When the line: "At that pace, Doris?" is said it is to be slightly blurred and echoing so it sounds like a past memory in her head. Zulema is then mentioned as you can see; you as Doris are annoyed with this strict and selfish character. Doris does not like Zulema because she feels that Zulema is constantly trying to get her into Stafford house (an old person care home) To Doris Stafford house represents the end of her life, she knows that if she goes in she will not come out. It will be the end of her independence. When talking about Zulema 'regime', in a sarcastic manner, you use your fingers as inverted commas. When Doris explains what Zulema does and says a voice over is used for what Zulema says. ...read more.


She wants reporting." You are angry at Zulema because you feel she has not done her job properly. Looking further down the page Doris starts thinking about all the horrible things that she might encounter in Stafford house. She starts to spell out her feelings, "I am H.A.P.P.Y. I am not H.A.P.P.Y. I am un-H.A.P.P.Y. or I would be. I have decided to work on this part because it is of great importance in the monologue so far because it shows that Doris might be loosing it and going mad or that she wants her feelings to be known. The first and second 'H.A.P.P.Y' should be said loud but slow, as for the last one 'un-H.A.P.P.Y' that should start off loud but then your voice should quieten towards the end and sound sadder. The lighting could go duller at that point as well. Turning to page ninety the first real character actually appears on stage. We have recruited Gary Plod to play the part of the policeman Anthony Francis Wednesday 30th April 2003 C:\Documents and Settings\Anthony Francis\My Documents\GCSE Coursework\English - A Cream cracker under the settee.doc ...read more.

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