• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Drama - Blood Brothers Response

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Blood Brothers Response Blood brothers is a story which was written in 1981 as a school play and included a range of themes which help the audience understand and feel for the story rather than just watching it. The themes in this play include poverty, innocence, love, games, belief and superstition. I feel that the key themes that control the play are chance and society of the time and I feel that most of the story circles around these themes and most events are caused by these themes. To emphasize the themes in the play, we created a three minute version of the play which consisted of still images, narration and stylised movement. We decided to split the play into four sections which were: baby years, childhood, 14 - 17 years and 20+ years. We decided that we would show the giving away of the baby as this allows the rest of the story to flow. If it wasn't for this specific scene, the story wouldn't have happened as the giving away of one twin is a significant event in the play. This also allowed us to add emotion to our piece as this is one of the several events which separate people into two opinions. ...read more.

Middle

Forum theatre was used to change the way we said lines and how to put expression, feeling and life to the lines which in turn make the monologue a lot more vibrant and interesting. The way we performed forum theatre was to have someone acting out a verse of the poem. We then got the audience to comment and suggest improvements. We then acted the verse out again and repeated the process until we were happy with it. Below is the verse we performed. 'Y' know our Sammy, He draws nudey women, Without arms, or legs or even heads In the baths, when he goes swimmin'. But I'm not allowed to go to the baths, Me Mam says I have to wait, 'Cos I might get drowned, 'cos I'm only seven, But I'm not, I'm nearly eight.' We started off with the beginning of the verse being said in a very secretive way although it was put in the category of secret in a child which meant that it had to be told; something I had felt many a time when I was a young child which also meant my body was slightly crouched and slightly tense. ...read more.

Conclusion

The conscience corridor was put into action by splitting the class in half and putting them up as two sides to create a human 'corridor'. We then got a member of our class to walk up while each person in the 'wall' said the pros and cons. When the person in the middle finishes walking up through the corridor, he/she tells us his/her decision. In this situation, I wrote a diary entry as Mrs Johnstone. I typed my diary entry up below 'I can't believe it is happening. So close to the time where one of my beloved babies would be given away to my employer. I am sure that I am doing the right thing - I can't afford to give them both a good life and Mrs Lyons does want a baby so badly. Even so, I feel I am breaking a natural bond given to them both which makes me unsure on whether I should do it. I am in a situation which I would never wish on any mother.' Overall, I found that explorative strategies helped us understand Blood Brothers as it allowed us to see what usually are hidden thoughts and feelings of characters. It also allows us to get into character and realise how events and other actions are performed by the character. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adrian Polglase 30/11/2006 1557 Words ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Reviews of Personal Performances essays

  1. First night in prison in role diary entry 1.

    to the audience why the person was resorting to doing what they were doing. This whole effect was done by the means of allowing the alter egos to step out of the play and actually talk to the audience and make them feel included in the proceedings of the play.

  2. Drama Essay - Blood Brothers

    We practiced many of the features of children such as very happy and over expressed facial features and body language often doing very childlike and disgusting features that we thought kids would do in and act like. * Mrs Lyons presents Mr Lyons - For this task we worked in boy/girl pairs that our teacher selected for us.

  1. Willa Cather's Characterization Technique in Neighbor Rosicky

    I said it wasn' right, Mary put it warmly. It was all right for me to do them things up to the last, for I was terrible strong, but that woman's so weakly. And do you think she'll be able to nurse it, Ed?"

  2. Different Types of Narration

    all but reached the doors out to the corridor, I heard Miss Kenton say: 'Mr Stevens,' and thus turned once more. She had not moved, and consequently she was obliged to raise her voice slightly in addressing me, so that it resonated rather oddly in the cavernous spaces of the dark and empty kitchen.

  1. Capital Punishment - Response phase

    If we had a chance to do this again I would change the way we approached the scene. I would set us a time limit of which we had to come up with a plot and a time limit in setting up the stage.

  2. Devised Practical Evaluation for 'The Guilt'

    were blue jeans a navy t-shirt and trainers but she also wore black in the ghost scenes. Even though the costume change didn't go as smoothly as we first expected, overall we made them work well with the rest of the play by the simplicity of them.

  1. madness: response

    towards the audience and have a striking expression on my face which would grip the attention of the audience, this would also have helped make the beginning image much more dramatic to emphasise how bad the consequences of speaking to strangers can be.

  2. Communication within the health and social services.

    BARRY - "yes miss and she's not allowed near the swimming pool on her own when we are away on holiday in case she falls in again". ME - "that's a good idea Barry at least that way she won't fall in".

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work