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

Essay on a production of Brecht's "Mother Courage" .

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Evaluation For The Courage Project The play Mother courage is written by Bertolt Brecht in 1930, it was written in German. He was a German poet, play writer and theatre director. He had created nine play, they are mostly at the darker side. They were mainly focused on family, wars and realistic. He wants the audience to think. He had created the play Mother Courage to express himself during World War II; his life was pretty much about war all the time and he was always in the middle of the wars. He probably has no one single good thought about wars, so he always writes about the darker side. Mother Courage was one of the plays that were written in an attempt to counter the raise of Fascisms and Nazism. The musicians were placed in view of the audience so that they could be seen. The audience was focused on issue being displayed rather then the characters and emotions. He made some weird things in between scenes to make audience remember that they are watching a play. ...read more.

Middle

The sliding board is made out of wood so it was wooden color and it covered three fourths of the centre stage, the actors will sit on it, lean on it or stand on it to create use of spaces and levels. The stairs were in black and i think they are made out of metal and it covered the stage right and left. The other floor was located on the upper stage. There are two stage added on the sides along with the two big screens. The period of time for the settings is about at the 1920's. I clearly remember this scene because I really like it, it was during the war. The actors were running around the sliding board, up the stairs and down the stage, acting really scared, afraid and lost. It really matched the scene and it created tensions to make us really want to watch it. The costumes and make up were superb. They match the theme, their character and their personality. ...read more.

Conclusion

Another image was the soldiers dancing with their gun, I thought that was the 'weird' moment to show us we are watching a play. I think the last image was the funeral at the end; they all covered their face walking slowly down the hall with a miserable face. That creates tension. We can feel the unpleasant and distressing inside them. The story, emotions and the dance are my favorites in this production. It was really convincing and compelling, especially the girl kneed down with head down and the funeral at the end. This play made me thought about reality in the past, 'Are the stories my grandparents told me believable?' and it told me that nothing is impossible. It did work really well as a piece of theater and I would love to recommend it to my friends. I didn't understand why did the soldiers kidnap Mother Courage's daughter; why did the prostitute was trying to attract Mother Courage's daughter. I think the play was great but some improvements could be done for example the video and some talking part had bored the audiences so hope that I can see a superb play soon. ...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 Other Plays 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 Other Plays essays

  1. woman in black essay

    Character Young Actor (Timothy Watson) Arthur Kipps (Andrew Jarvis) Woman In Black Technique The young actor used voice projection, making every word loud and clear for the audience. He also had an enthusiastic tone of voice. He had a very quiet, broken tone of voice when he was being himself.

  2. The Laramie Project

    homosexuality is wrong and that good believers of god should not be gay and if they are they are going to go to Hell. After I watched these two scenes I couldn't help but notice that one of the reasons for Matthew Shepard's death are people like the Baptist Minister

  1. Performance evaluation. Makwacha Hip Hopera, originally The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht is ...

    This showed the lack of trust and the lack of control that the police had over the country and the characters used to play the police were also very weak, showing that they were easily manipulated. One last theme which was depicted in the play was religion- the way the

  2. I watched Dr Faustus in Stratford circus.The set was a traditional stage which was ...

    He proceeds to waste this time on self-indulgence and low tricks. Faustus is the absolute centre of the play, which has few truly developed characters. Mephistopheles: in the play he is the devil's angel who is a puppet master. Mephistopheles seems to be a relative latecomer in the familiar chain of demons.

  1. Sister Act Evaluation

    The passing of the baton signified the responsibility that Mother superior was giving Deloris responsibility, and this is a key part in the play. The baton was used to symbolise acceptance, tolerance, and the passing of power and responsibility. The lighting played a major part in Sister Act, especially during the scenes where Deloris is portrayed as a cabaret singer.

  2. From a production you have seen recently chose a scene or section which made ...

    An air of tension and panic was created very effectively in the section. Laura played by Naomi Frederick was standing on the 'bridge' - scaffolding that could be raised and lowered and represented the railway bridge in the station during this section of the play.

  1. Comparing and contrasting Blue Remembered Hills with The Flint Street Nativity

    For example when we repeated a poem three times each time with a slightly different ending, each person spoke in synch and clearly which projected the sound and made a bigger impact with the audience. Whilst rehearsing for this piece we experimented with several different theatrical devices, which included, multi-rolling, monologue, coral movement, and coral speech.

  2. In The Woman in Black discuss how effective one or more performers were ...

    follows Mr Kipp?s proposal that they return to the house and the horrified expression on Mr Jerome?s face confirms his terror. He refuses point blank to help Mr Kipps. He licks his lips repeatedly suggesting his mouth is dry with fear, another signal of his agitation and distress.

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