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Alan Bennett Monologue Teaching Resources

Beginnings and endings: A model annotation of the opening to 'Soldiering On', questions for discussion and the closing lines for students to annotate.
Character descriptions: A resource to encourage students to investigate what can be discovered from character descriptions in plays. First one is completed as an example.
Cream Cracker 1: Questions on structure and character.
Cream Cracker advice: An essay title, general advice and the mark scheme for AQA spec A (grades A*-D).
Cream Cracker events: Order the events of the play, consider their importance and why Bennett included them.
Cream Cracker politics: Information about the political context of A Cream Cracker and activities.
Cream Cracker quotations: Models of how to analyse quotations about people Doris refers to and a list of other characters to consider.