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Blood Brothers Coursework

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Blood Brothers Coursework Blood Brothers is a story of a pair of twins who are separated at birth. They are brought up in totally different ways and this is shown through the characters register, body language and reactions to each other. They story is told by various methods such as the use of an interventionist narrator & soliloquy in the form of songs by the characters. The themes of the play were very obvious, such as class, innocence, superstition & family love. These themes were developed by movement, speech and mime. For example the theme of superstition was developed from the start when Mrs Lyons put the new shoes on the table and Mrs Johnstone reminded her about the saying "New shoes on the table are bad luck". It was then later developed by Mrs Lyons by her saying "Come on or the bogey man will get you". This makes the theme of superstition more effective because the script makes more than one reference to it. ...read more.

Middle

He is trying to play the two mothers off against each other and try to make the audience decide between them. His job was also to add things to the play, for example add props, costumes or to speak about the characters. He appears to be watching the whole story, that's why he is always seen on stage somewhere looking onto the performance and making decision about the characters and their actions. He is a very effective dramatic tool to make the performance really hard hitting and to make the audience look further into the performance than what they would otherwise. Dramatic effects that were used in the play were things like Action Before Narration. This was used at the start of the play, it had to the two bodies on stage covered over. This was very effective because it showed that the play would end in tragedy, however it did not give too much away about the story. ...read more.

Conclusion

This was very useful and helps in the understanding, so that it did not get too confusing. Another good point was the way in which the set was as if it was the street and so you can see the doors of the street and so the director used this to his advantage and it was a very effective way to show the divide as he showed the interior of the upper class house which was a great contrast. I felt it was also good that the interior of the upper class house moved on and off the stage when needed. The costumes used in the play were very effective. When Mickey was young he wore hand me down, old clothes. However when he grey up he would wear fashionable clothes however they were not designer or particularly posh unlike Edwards, who wore overcoats and smart clothes. All these things helped the play make more sense and also made it more enjoyable to watch. ?? ?? ?? ?? Martin Suzan Blood Brothers Coursework 03/04/2005 ...read more.

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