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Blood Brothers - Anthony Costa

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Blood Brothers - Anthony Costa Essay In this essay I am going to write about one of the performers that I thought was particularly successful in making the production successful. Anthony Costa played Mickey in the play and I thought he was an extremely strong actor with some good emotional qualities. This essay will show how Anthony Costa contributed to making the play a great achievement. Anthony Costa played Mickey in the production, a small Liverpudlian boy from a lower class family. The first time we see Mickey is when he is only a seven year old. Here Anthony Costa began using childish antics such as wiping his nose on his sleeves, being constantly energetic and playing typical games to show the audience he was playing a young boy. ...read more.


After Eddie had moved away, Anthony Costa showed the audience he was deeply upset that he had lost his best friend by staying quiet and not wanting to play with his friends. Anthony Costa kept a slum expression on his face and slurred his words to show that he was miserable without his best friend. This was to great effect and the audience felt sympathetic for the young boy he was playing. The scene that was to great affect here was when Eddie had just said goodbye to Mickey and Anthony Costa walked slowly towards the front of the stage, sat down and pulled his jumped over his knees. He kept a miserable expression upon his face and this was all to great effect. ...read more.


By keeping a serious expression upon his face and not looking at his mother when he was being address, it showed the audience that he had grown up since we last saw him. The next few scenes then show the trio, Mickey, Eddie and Linda as they progress through their teenage years from fifteen to eighteen. Anthony Costa continues to 'grow up' by becoming more affectionate towards Linda and by getting in trouble at school. This was successful when Mickey walked Linda home one night. They stopped outside Linda's front door and Linda was dying to kiss Mickey. Mickey however was very uncertain. Anthony Costa then hunched his shoulders up slightly and looked very nervous to show the audience he wanted to kiss her but he was scared. Eventually they share their first kiss and after Linda has left Anthony Costa jumps to show how Mickey cannot contain his excitement. ...read more.

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