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Comparing Blue Remembered Hills with High School Musical 2

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Comparing "Blue Remembered Hills" with "High School Musical 2" In this essay I'm going to compare two total different plays that are set in a different period of time. I'm going to compare my scripted piece called "Blue Remembered Hills" written by Dennis Potter and set in the year of 1979 which I preformed for my drama exam and can be seen as a comedy and a tragedy play. The other play I'm going to compare it to is called "High School Musical 2" directed by Kenny Ortega and set in the year 2007 and can be seen as a comedy and romantic. The play "Blue Remembered Hills" is about a group of seven year olds playing in the Forest of Dean during a summer afternoon called 'Willie' , 'Peter', 'John', 'Raymond', 'Angela', 'Audrey' and 'Donald' whilst parts of the 'Second World War' were happening. This play shows how victimisation and stereotypical views occur even in young children, and ends abruptly when the character of 'Donald' is burned to death due to an outcome of the other children's actions. However, the most striking feature of this play is that though the characters were young children they were played by adult actors and actresses. ...read more.

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Although the character Gabriella is some sort of a laid back girl who is in between Troy and Sharpay, with Sharpay trying to take Troy off her and can be similar to Audrey from 'Blue Remembered Hills '. But Gabriella and Sharpay are not friends and never really talk to each other unlike Audrey and Angela. 'Blue Remembered Hills' and 'High School Musical 2' are not alike in anyway, as their are songs being sung by the characters and there is nothing like that in 'Blue Remembered Hills'. The times these plays were aired were very different in addition to the society. 'High School Musical 2' with it being American were long out of the war and now that America is suppose to be one of the richest countries in the world, there were no great depression, everyone was wealthy and that America had everything going for itself. But as we look at 'Blue Remembered Hills' it's a lot different. As this was set in England with children living in the English country-open-side who were evacuees from the 'Second World War' so times were hard when living at this current time period. ...read more.

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But by the end of the play "the killing of the squirrel from Angela and Audrey baiting of the character of Donald have just been rehearsals for a much more horrific persecution at the end of the play". Donald Duck eventually dies. So 'Blue Remembered Hills' compared to 'High School Musical 2' have both finished in a completely different way. As 'Blue Remembered Hills' never ended in the way with love and friendship and songs unlike 'High School Musical 2'. 'High School Musical 2' is indeed a musical performance, in some sense it can be seen as a comedy and romantic as stated before. The characters have a tendency to lose themselves and become someone they're not. But when we look at' Blue Remembered Hills' this is very different due to the fact of the timing when the 'Second World War' took place and the characters aren't teenagers, their children. Also 'High School Musical 2' was originally written for Disney, but because it was such a franchise it was turned into a play, as 'Blue Remembered Hills' was just written for television. These both plays are very diverse and dissimilar from each other. ...read more.

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