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Billy liar - Development phase From the play, my group have been set to direct and act out the middle section of Act 3, from page 99 to page 103. Our section starts at the bottom of page 99, line 634 where Geoffrey says "what time of bloody night do you call this?" and finishes at the start of page 103, line 728 where Geoffrey says " Don't try and be funny with me, lad! Or you'll laugh on the other side of your face!" Just before our assigned section of the play, Liz, Billy's ex-lover who previously left town and has recently came back, and Billy plan to move to London. They imagine running away together, having children, and being happy. The idea of Billy going to London came from a job offer as a script writer in London. We already know Billy is a fantasist, and therefore script writing would be perfect for him. Following on from our assigned section, Billy packs his belongings in to a suitcase and leaves home to go to London with Liz. ...read more.


Alice is very close to herself and her arm movements are very minimal, her facial expressions show that she is trying to force her self to smile or stop her self crying, because she and Geoffrey need to deal with Billy and his lies in this particular section. Geoffrey's anger levels increase from talking to Billy, this is put across by his tone of voice changing and his positioning, he towers over Billy and stands in a controlling position over him while Billy moves further back in his chair away from Geoffrey. In our Group's section Billy has been taking money; Geoffrey and Alice are trying to find out why he has taken the money, and what he has done with it. He has also not posted calendars, asked by his boss to post, and the letter his mum gave him to post. The mood right from the start of this section is quite tense, awkward and angry, but Alice brings a more soft and concerned atmosphere to the conversation, where as Geoffrey is just angry and wants to yell. ...read more.


In this section there is not much to say about Alice's relationship because they do not converse one on one, the only interaction they have is where Geoffrey says to Billy that hopefully his mother will get more sense out of him when she enters the room, and when Alice asks Billy what he has done with the money, Geoffrey says 'he's spent it. That' what he's bloody done with it.' This slightly reminds me of siblings arguing and going to their mother to resolve the problem and it seems like Geoffrey is the one getting Billy in to trouble by telling their mother what he has done wrong. In the rest of the play, overall, Alice is very calm and more concerned of every situation Billy comes home with throughout the whole play. More than shouting and trying to discipline Billy, she wants him to talk to her and sort it out. She tries to understand him and bring her self down to his personal level and find out what is happening on the inside, she wants to try and get Billy to stop lying, but her plan never seems to succeed. Billy liar Development Phase Mrs Rossi Andri Constantinou Year 11 1 ...read more.

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