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Imagine you are directing the play “A Cream Cracker Under the Settee” for television. How would you do it and why?

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Introduction

Imagine you are directing the play for television. How would you do it and why? A cream cracker under the settee is about an old lady named Doris who has a little accident while trying to clean up. She falls off her footrest that she is standing on and then does something to her leg she doesn't quite know what it is but she can't move it. She goes to many different places in the house just thinking of little things and whenever she has the chance to get help she just lets it slip away. I think that the setting should be quite small but roomy enough for an old lady to get around without knocking her self or falling over something. I think that the settee should be opposite the fire so that she can keep warm when it is winter, I also think that it should be I view with a window so she can look outside whenever bored, or just to see what is happening out side. ...read more.

Middle

this is in the morning and when the boy is taking a pee on her plants it is afternoon and soon after that she is talking to the policeman through her letterbox it is the evening. I think I would tell Doris to wear a cleaning suit of some kind because it think that she is obsessed with cleaning, this because she had to clean up after her cleaner even when it was just a little spec of dust I think she would get a bit over excited and go on a cleaning spree. However she can't be too hygienic because she eats the cream cracker that has been under that settee for god knows how long. The key moment in the play for me would have to be where the boy is taking a wiz up her bush in her garden...mainly because it is the only bit that really lightens up the play everything else is just sad or dull and is all about one person from going from place to place! ...read more.

Conclusion

her last few moments good while eating it, also she is probably really hungry because she has been crawling around a lot and a lot of time has passed and she cant get up to go and find something else to eat because of her bad leg. She refuses help because she knows that something bad is going to happen anyway so she thinks that she might as well let nature run its course. I think that she does die at the end because she is refusing help and she cant eat anything accept the crumbs she has left in her mouth from the cream cracker, so she wont be able to do anything so even if she didn't die straight away she could die soon. I think that the viewers should feel sad because an old lady is in agony with this leg that could possibly be broken and could be dieing. Or might have already passed away. ...read more.

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