• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Two by Jim Cartwright Notes

Extracts from this document...


The play "Two" takes place in a pub which is set in North England. The pub is owned by a bickering husband and wife who are essentially the main characters, because they remain throughout the play. The play has fourteen characters in total played by just "Two" actors. The play is about a night in the pub, the different customers and the fragile relationship between the Landlord and Landlady. Throughout the play the audience is highly evolved, and see's a range of different characters which change the pacing of the play to a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. The entire play is set up for the ending which the landlord and landlady reveal their dark unspoken tragedy. The play is centred on couple's relationships. The Landlord and landlady open the play be taking orders of the audience and serving them, straight away evolving them and setting them up for the rest of the play. Throughout the orders the audience get to see the underlining of the couple's relationship, they show this through their bickering between one and other. ...read more.


She describes everything she loves about them and then the audience find out she is married to a very small man. Mr Iger is a small cowardly man and is constantly pushed by Mrs Iger because of it. Throughout his scenes he is trying to get drinks but cannot because of his lack of height and courage until he finally flips and can't take it anymore, gets some drinks and Mrs Iger is not happy, when she sees how she angered him she takes it all back and shows her love for him. Smelly Jimmy is a strange character; he has no dialog yet makes a strong impact on the Landlord and Landlady, leaving the audience on a cliff hanging wondering what he said. The Landlord then informs the audience that time has passed and that he cares dearly about the profits of the pub unlike his wife. Roy is an abuse husband and Lesley his terrified wife, their scene is more about how dominant Roy is over a Lesley and how he treats and tries to control her. ...read more.


The Boy triggers the end scene between the Landlord and Landlady. His father has left him in the pub and the Landlady tries to help him out. The child's father comes back and the Landlady lets him go reluctantly showing the audience that there is she loves about the boy or about children. The row between landlord and landlady shows the two characters raw feelings about each other and how they never talked about the death of their son. The Landlady believes the Landlord blames her for the death because he closed off and didn't want to talk about it. Throughout the row the Landlord tries to still no talk and clean the bar while the Landlady frantically wants to talk about the passing to get it all out. Finally the landlord comes round and lets out his feelings about the death and they are finally free of the tension and pain built up inside them and between their relationships. The play finally finishes with the lines; Landlord: I love you. Landlady: I love you too. ?? ?? ?? ?? Two by Jim Cartwright September 21, 2008 Sean Carey - Drama Homework ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Theatre Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Theatre Studies essays

  1. job opportunities in performing arts

    Evening and weekend work is normal in this job, and the life of a singer can involve travelling. Singers work in a variety of environments, they can work at an indoor arena, in concert halls, night clubs, pubs, theatres and also in recording studios, they can also work in outdoor

  2. Free essay

    Exploratoin notes

    the women in the middle is the real women and the people to the sides just parts of her mind. When doing the actor audience relationship task I learnt a lot about special elements because I had never thought about how the position and shape of a performing area can change this relationship.

  1. Two scenes from the play "Whose Life Is It Anyway" and how I would ...

    At this point the director would have Dr. Emerson looking at his desk while making the speech above and then when it came to the part about the accountancy degree being more valuable than his M.D. At this point he hesitates and realises what he was about to say.

  2. The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Exploration Notes

    Vocal Awareness This is the first scene in which Grusha and Simon are together on stage. I chose it because I can imagine that Simon's lighthearted tone could be mistaken for genuine suspicion by the reader, which would affect the supposed tone and purpose of the scene.

  1. Woman In Black Notes

    - Acts as a cover - WIB can creep onto stage unnoticed before making the intended sudden appearance. - adds to the intensity - Makes it feel like we are actually in a rundown theatre in the theatre scenes.

  2. Equus Exploration Notes

    I don't thin that many props should be used, I think that mine should be used to suggest the idea that the objects are there. I think that this will mean that actors and actress will perform with more non-verbal expression.

  1. Free essay

    How would you, from a Brechtian perspective, prepare and direct the actors in the ...

    A soldier should then throw the old peasant and his son onto the stage with aggression. A spotlight should appear at Kattrin crouching in the wagon, and as the Lieutenant says, "There's one," a soldier should pull her out and push her onto the stage floor.

  2. Comparing the physical setting of two scenes from 'Still life at the Penguin Cafe'.

    Lighting: The lighting in these two scenes were very different although the same techniques and lights were used, the main lighting differences were the colours and number of lights used. In the penguin caf´┐Ż There was a full wash across the backdrop as there is in all of the other

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work