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'Blood Brothers has been very successful on the stage. Write about some of the elements in the play that you think have made the play so popular.

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'Blood Brothers has been very successful on the stage. Write about some of the elements in the play that you think have made the play so popular. 'Blood Brothers' has many features that appeal to its audiences. The play has a very strong plot, with many dramatic incidents. Doing this makes the play very interesting, and helps keep a quick pace, therefore keeping the audiences attention. There have been many themes that have interested audiences of 'Blood Brothers'. The theme are particularly like is the one which expresses the friendship between Mickey, Edward and Linda; and the ways their friendship alters through the play. I feel the purpose of the play is to show us how the social divide of life, that we all experience, can have a dramatic affect on many different aspects of everyone's lives. Here in particular we can see that it affects the friendship between Mickey, Edward and Linda. We can see this affects their relationship because, at the beginning we can see that they have to go against what their parents have told them, to be able to meet up and play out together. ...read more.


For example, when they are coming back from school and Linda wants help of the stile. The way Linda acts around Mickey, embarrasses him and we can see that she really likes him, and this is considered to be funny. A serious point in there relationship is when Mickey comes out of prison and he has changed. We can see that this affects their relationship dramatically and Mickey's depression eventually drives them apart. The play being about social status, means the audience can relate to it because this divide affects everyone at some point. I feel, as the audience, being able to relate to specific scenes can make a play more interesting, because you can understand what that character is going through. Looking at the play I can see that there are similarities between 'Blood Brothers' and 'Romeo and Juliet'. In 'Romeo and Juliet' they both slip off to see each other, as their parents don't want them to mix with the other family, and this is the same in 'Blood Brothers'. ...read more.


I felt this because the narrator was watching over them the whole time and he kept on singing one particular song, 'the devils got your number....'. The narrator also appeared a very powerful and menacing character that suggested to me he was the figure of the devil. The narrator also appeared powerful and menacing to me because, the music used was very loud and powerful, it made me feel as if he was the devil. I felt the music was used very well in the play and that it provide all the right kinds of atmosphere that were needed. Music is very powerful when it comes to creating emotion, and I felt the music used provided us with very powerful emotions and made the play that much better. I feel this was especially true for the narrator and the music played when he spoke. The music used gave me the feeling that the narrator was a form of the devil, as the music sounded menacing. I feel that 'Blood Brothers' has been a great success because of the right balance of music and stagecraft, as well as been well written. Word Count: 938 ...read more.

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