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

Blood Brothers

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

AQA Drama Part 1 assessment: Blood Brothers My practical work in September to December was for my acting option. It was a scripted piece of work based on the play Blood Brothers. There are various themes in Blood Brothers, a clash of class, romance, jealousy, and betrayal. My contribution to the performance was as a seven-year-old child. I played Edward. Edward is a very reserved character. He is well spoken and polite and is very surprised and shocked at many things Mickey (his friend) does. He comes from a wealthy background and so is used to having everything he needs. He enjoys helping other people out. When acting as Edward I needed to have a very good posture. Holding myself well, this showed a contrast between Edwards's upper class and Mickey's lower class. I also needed to speak well, pronouncing my words clearly. This again showed a clear contrast between Mickey and Edward's class. To help me in my work I looked for information on the Internet and books I looked at pictures of young boys in the 1950's, this helped me choose my costume. ...read more.

Middle

Sammy was the character with the highest status he was a bully and bullied everyone else into liking him. This was clearly obvious by the way Mickey and his friends cowered when Sammy was around and did everything he told them. Mickey had the next highest status he was still a bully but not as high status as Sammy. When Sammy was not around, Mickey was in charge, but when Sammy was around Mickey stayed quiet. Edward was not a bully at all, he was well spoken and polite, he got along well with Mickey. He was good friends with Mickey and shared his sweets with him; He would do what Mickey wanted without arguing. However as they grew up this status began to change and Edward had the highest status as he was now Councillor Eddie Lyons, and Mickey and Sammy had a Lower status as they committed crimes such as robbery. At the beginning of Blood Brothers the girls were seen to have a lower status than the boys, they did what they were told. However as they grew up Linda had a higher status and was respected by all the boys. ...read more.

Conclusion

We choose to perform in a very exaggerated way as the children in Blood Brothers. All facial expressions and dialect should be exaggerated. This helped the audience see the actors as children. As teenagers the role should again be played in a slightly exaggerated way, but this time exaggerating the body language and slurred slower paced speech. This again gave helped the audience realise they were now watching teenagers. Finally as adults the role should be played more seriously. This part of the play is serious and if played well very emotional. People are killed in the final scene and the acting needs to be serious and not exaggerated at all. When Mickey and Edward are killed it is very emotional, good acting can bring the audience to tears. I conclusion, I would like to say that I have learnt that Blood Brothers and Blue Remembered hills have many things in common and many things that are different. When studying Blood Brothers I learnt how to play an exaggerated role of a young excited child. I also learnt to play a serious emotional ending. After watching Blood Brothers performed by professionals and studying the way they act carefully I believe I can now portray a seven-year-old character that comes from a wealthy background. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Blood Brothers 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 GCSE Blood Brothers essays

  1. The play we saw was Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre in London. It ...

    On the more upmarket side where Eddie lived, everything was neat and tidy and the houses were in good order. This showed nicer surroundings and an upper-class way of life. This showed contrast between Mickey and Eddie throughout the performance.

  2. Blood Brothers review

    Mrs Lyons was dressed in fashionable, neat clothes of vibrant colours that really helped to indicate her prosperity. Mrs Lyons shoes were always high which symbolised that she didn't do practical work and that her wealth secured her a future free of work.

  1. Drama - Preparation, Performance And Appraisal Notes: Blood Brothers.

    J is pregnant again after this Mrs. Lyons tells Mrs. J of how she cannot have children and at this point our sympathy is very much with her. Then at the end of the scene we learn that Mrs. J is superstitious. Mrs. Lyons finds this idea very funny as she has never heard of any one

  2. Blood Brothers coursework

    I think that it showed how insecure and lonely Mickey really was. I also talked to Eddie and he was being played by Daniel. Daniel had a very insecure look on his face as his eyebrows were slightly turned in and he had a scared look on his face.

  1. Blood Brothers

    her how she can see the boy everyday and can look after him herself and that the boy will have everything he needs if he were to be Mrs Lyons' son. We use thought tracking yet again and this time we have Mrs Lyons in a freeze frame and Mrs

  2. Blood Brothers response

    At first I thought it would be very easy because we had something to work with; however I found it quite challenging because it was hard not to use ideas from the show in London.

  1. The structure of 'Blood Wedding'

    with a sense of surreal or frightening fantasies; this is shown through many of the characters that are in the woods, like the Moon or the Beggar Woman. Expressionism is not illogical or meaningless, it conveys deep emotion and personal prejudices of the writer.

  2. Review of "Blood Brothers".

    For example, in the song ?I?m Not Saying A Word?, the character of Eddie is shown to be secretly in love with Linda, although she does not seem to acknowledge that he is reaching out to her. Sound effects are used in addition to the music in order to communicate the story and to show the motifs of the performance.

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