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A comparison of the similarities and differences apparent in Blue Remembered Hills by Denis Potter and Hope and Glory produced by John Boorman.

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A comparison of the similarities and differences apparent in Blue Remembered Hills by Denis Potter and Hope and Glory produced by John Boorman. There are many significant similarities and differences between the two extracts I have studied. A common similarity being the era they are set in; during the Second World War. Although the two pieces of drama are set in the same time period, they offer a great contrast in terms of their setting. Blue Remember Hills, set in 1943, is a naturalistic play situated in the countryside. Whereas Hope and Glory very much displays the effects of war in towns and cities, particularly the suburbs of London. ...read more.

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During the Second World War many children were evacuated from the major towns and cities Main targets for bombing) into the countryside which was considered to be a safer place. At first many evacuees felt homesick and uncomfortable with their new surrounding but adapted quickly to the open fields and freedom of the countryside. Many received good homes where they were well cared for and provided with hearty meals. However this was not the case for all evacuees. A minority of the evacuees were taken advantage of and used for domestic help around the house and some were even abused. This applies to Donald Duck in Blue Remember Hills. ...read more.

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When researching evacuation during the war and life in the countryside, I wanted to reflect this freedom and openness of the countryside my character and show how the countryside can I influence her moments. In conclusion I feel I have improved several performances due to my research of evacuation during the war, observing the experience of war in countryside allowed me to perform more accurately. As regards to the social and historic contexts that surround the texts they prove to be fairly similar. Both capture the impact of the Second World War though the eye of children, although through different time spans and Blue Remember Hills uses adults to play children as an attempt to alert the audience of its social and historical context. By Shrina Karia 11 Saturn ...read more.

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