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Blood Brothers- Part 1 Drama Assessment

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My Practical in October 2004 was a piece of scripted work and was for option 2. We showed this in the style of physical theatre. My group and I performed a section of the play "Blood Brothers" which was set around the 1960's in Liverpool and was written by Willy Russell. The main themes behind this play are superstition and family values. I will compare and contrast "Blood Brothers" to another play of a similar method called "Blue Remembered Hills" and is also written by the same person. The play starts off with a young lady, not very well off, called Mrs Johnstone who has seven children and two on the way. However she can only afford to look after one more child otherwise the social services will take some of her children away. Well in the end she is persuaded by her boss, Mrs Lyons, to let her keep one of the babies, but Mrs Lyons doesn't want the children to grow up knowing about each other due to a superstition and therefore shuts Mrs Johnstone and the other baby out of her life. ...read more.

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Both plays do this by having the children play made up games and just acting like typical kids when they get themselves into a little bit of mischief. Also we see that both plays have some bullying going on at some stage. In "Blood Brothers" Mickey gets bullied by his older bother Sammy and in "Blue Remembered Hills" Willy gets bullied by his friend peter and Donald Duck gets bullied by the Angela and Audrey (hence the name Donald Duck). Furthermore another similarity is that both plays use adults to play children although the adults play children all the way though "Blue Remembered Hills" where as "Blood Brothers" only has adults playing children for a segment of the play. A major difference between the two is that they both have different story lines and are set at different eras. What's more "Blood Brothers" is a play with music while "Blue Remembered Hills" isn't. The last difference is that "Blue Remembered Hills" doesn't really have a culture connected to it, but "Blood Brothers" does. ...read more.

Conclusion

I thought about what the major differences would be what things would be going through Mrs Lyons mind at the time. I feel that the most useful thing that helped me out in this situation was trial and error. I tried many different ways of portraying myself towards the other characters and the audience until I became satisfied that I had developed my character to its full potential. In conclusion I believe that this has been a very good experience for me and that I have learnt to control my emotions within my character without going too over the top and have gained a better sense on how to become my character more when I perform. This play was very enjoyable to read through and had a well written story line. My only regret is that it would have been nice to have had longer so that we could have performed more of the play and then have gotten an enhanced insight on how to portray our characters. This was yet again another fine opportunity to increase our skills on performing scripted work. By Corrina Wilson 11u/Dr ...read more.

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