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

Compare and contrast Blue Remembered Hills with Hope And Glory

Extracts from this document...


Part 1: Compare and contrast Blue Remembered Hills with Hope And Glory The first aspect I am going to compare is the time in which the plays were written and set. Blue Remembered Hills was written by Dennis Potter and was first performed in 1973. It is set in the height of summer in 1943 during the long summer holidays it is set during one single afternoon as World War II unfolds around the children. Hope and Glory on the other hand was written in 1989 by John Boorman. The main character in the play named Billy is a reflection of John Boorman's childhood. ...read more.


In Hope and Glory the majority of the characters are Billy's family although there is a group of his friends which is a direct connection to Blue Remembered Hills. Billy's family is of middle class and is considerably better off than any of the children in Blue Remembered Hills. In Hope and Glory there is a much broader variety of characters and there are also more characters including grown-ups such as parents, grand parents and teachers. In Hope and Glory there is also a stereotypical cross-section of children shown in the school, which Billy attends. In Hope and Glory there is also a Bullied child, a very confident and cocky character who is a bit of a bully and an effeminate girl. ...read more.


It is set in the suburbs of London with some but only little sense of community. However the children still have a reasonable amount of freedom in burnt houses. The war is portrayed around the family in everyday life through rationing, air raids and houses being bombed and the barrage balloon. The fourth and final aspect I am going to show is the style of the two plays. Blue Remembered Hills is autobiographical play of Dennis Potter's childhood as Hope and Glory is of John Boorman childhood. Blue Remembered Hills is mainly naturalistic except for the very important fact that it is supposed to be performed by adults imitating children. Hope and Glory's style is also naturalistic but much more chronological and begins with a narrators voice. ...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 Developmental Psychology 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 Developmental Psychology essays

  1. Blue Remembered Hills.

    play would be a very difficult task as it would be a hassle to keep them under control and it would take far longer to get the scenes done with children rather than with adults. Also if I was to use children I think that they would be very shy

  2. Blue Remembered Hills - review

    Children don't hold grudges. Their attitude towards a boy called Donald is very negative. Peter: "Him ain't got nern of a ball or nothing! The sissy, hims scared of everything The boys may not like him but they share sympathy for him because of his mum.

  1. A memory of Lizzie/Blue Remembered Hills Comparitive Essay

    There is, however, a significant difference between these two cases of death; the children in Blue Remembered Hills felt remorse for the manslaughter of Donald and were almost in denial that it had even happen, yet Lizzie felt no sense of wrong-doing in the slaughtering of the doll and is

  2. A Comparison between 'The Godmother' and 'Blue Remembered Hills'

    'Blue Remembered Hills' is more realistic, dealing with serious situations, including the death of one member of the characters, yet adding the exaggeration and make-believe when the children are playing. The characters in 'The Godmother' are incredibly stereotypical, the woman owning high-pitched voices, and being feminine and flirtatious to the extreme, makes it that much more humorous.

  1. A comparison of 'Blue Remembered Hills' and Bugsy Malone'.

    is set in the second world war and that we are playing the parts of children. This scene is important because it shows how the children can turn on each other, when Raymond is being taunted by Peter, and Audrey stands up for Peter, this shows how children can side

  2. drama portfolio - blue remembered hills

    All three plays have adults playing children. This creates an objective distance so the unreality of the play is so obvious it doesn't allow the audience to get absorbed into the play. This was the audience is forced to concentrate on the issues and the challenged perceptions of childhood.

  1. Is the landowner the driving force in urban redevelopment?

    deploys a structure and agency model to characterise the 'complex interplay between structural driving forces which shape individual behaviour and the strategies and interests of individual agents engaged in the development process.' (Healey, 1994:180). She describes a general interrelationship between rules, resources and ideas, the ideology of the state and

  2. An interview on Blue Remembered Hills.

    fighting so it keeps the viewer in there seats because they aren't used to seeing adults behave in such a childish manner and bully as a child would do. Interviewer: 4/ The girls and boys like to play different games, why is that and what does this tell us about the children?

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