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

Looking at two different texts one being The Painting: The Family by Paula Rego and the story of John Tanner and Rachel McLean.

Extracts from this document...


GCSE Drama We looked at two different 'texts' one being The Painting: 'The Family' by Paula Rego and the story of John Tanner and Rachel McLean. The painting does not have a specific story behind it as Paula Rego never explained why she painted it. The painting is left, very much, to the imagination to the person who is looking at it. So many interpretations of 'The Family' may come across to different people. The story of John and Rachel is a true story about a couple who were together, while at different universities. At first their relationship was fine at first but after a while john started to become very jealous of Rachel, and what she was wearing and where she was going. ...read more.


Both stories (the murder parts) were set in a bedroom. The kinds of people in the two texts seem quite jealous and angry. They also have a person, who seems to have been upset and turned into the killer. In lesson we created three scenes based upon the painting 'The Family' by Paula Rego. Our first scene was an adult movie in which a 'pizza delivery girl' is seduced (due to he has no money) by a man. She was then taken over to the bed where sexual favours were swapped the girl then got into a position which set a still image of 'The Family'. In our second scene we all, but one, played actors who were out of role at the end of a rehearsal. We all start chatting about general things. ...read more.


The third and final scene, which is set in a pub in the east-end of London. We play a range of different characters from old men to drunks (even both). It is closing time in the pub and everyone is turned out of the pub except one person, who is hidden behind some chairs. Once everyone was out the landlady cleared up and headed up to bed unaware that this mysterious character was following her. Once the landlady is in bed this character pounces on her and tries to attack her. Unknown to him that she managed to overpower him an after a big fight the final pose is the one of 'The Family'. We used a lot of still images within these scenes to make the certain pose stand out. Also scene two and three linked more than any of the others. ?? ?? ?? ?? William Hollis 11C8 ...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. one to one communication interaction

    I told Mr A that I was going to put my feet up for the rest of the day and do no work. Mr A laughed at me and said 'she does that sometimes!' I asked Mr A if he had enjoyed talking to me this morning and he answered 'yeah'.

  2. Year 11 Portfolio on Homelessness

    and you said yes, so it's not fair for you to say that you're not taking me now, is it? And school is really far away and... Jason: Be quiet! Daughter: But daddy... (crying) Jason: (Shouting) Just be quiet! Mum: What's going on in there? What's with all the shouting?

  1. 'One Flesh' by Elizabeth Jennings and 'I wanna be yours' by John Cooper Clarke.

    The attitude, which expresses itself in the title 'I wanna be yours', is a selfish attitude, as the author wants that person whatever the consequences. This is visible in 'take me with you anywhere'. However, at the same time, a loving and thoughtful attitude is presence from lines such as 'you get cold without' and 'with deep devotion'.

  2. When looking at one of the last perspectives we have examined, the behaviorist perspective, ...

    Yet, I am still writing this essay now. Therefore I am doing it because I 'ought' to do it. For therapeutic purposes, what Rogers would advise me to do, would be to quit right now, and start acting according to my own perceptions of what is right and wrong!

  1. This essay will be analyzing and discussing the story "Flight" by Dorris Lessing and ...

    He loves her very much and we can see this when he compares her to something beautiful. "...And her long bare legs repeated the angles of the frangipani stems, bare, shining brown stems among patterns of pale blossoms." He compares his granddaughter to nature.

  2. We had to create a tableaux image of the four strong words in the ...

    I think this fitted nicely into the performance as it explained the reason for the mother not being in the next family photograph although I think it would have looked better if we showed her death by symbolising it somehow not sitting in four chairs laid out like a car.

  1. Superstition and the Different Kinds of Superstitious People

    He is a super naturalist. This kind of superstitious person is an extremist and very stubborn. Whenever anything happens, super naturalist would at once think in terms of magic, not in terms of simple physical causes or arbitrary coincidence. Although many beliefs are conflicting, this person believes in everything.

  2. Examine how the women in two stories are treated by the men in their ...

    She has to play the role of the happy little housewife to please her domineering husband and informs us of how hard her life was made by her husband, the man who is meant to love her. Despite the way she is treated by her husband, she is educated to

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