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

Billy Liar 20th Century Drama Coursework.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Billy Liar 20th Century Drama Coursework Billy silently creeps down the stairs and out of the front door. He looks around and sees Arthur walking towards him. When Arthur sees Billy he starts to run over to him. Arthur: What you doing up this early? I'd be careful if I were you Rita is supposed to be coming over to yours to see you with her brother. Billy: I know I heard you and Rita talking outside mine last night that's why I'm up, I'm getting out the way. What are you doing up? Arthur: I came to warn you about Rita. Billy: So what happened with you and Rita last night at Foley Bottoms then? Arthur: Nothing much she was too wound up bout you. She kept going on about it she did. Billy: Well she's not getting the ring. Barbara still has it. I thought I might go round to hers and try to persuade her to give me it back so I can sell it to pay back Shadrack and Duxbury. Arthur: You can't avoid Rita forever! What happened with you and Liz yesterday? Billy: I was supposed to go to London with her last night but I didn't. ...read more.

Middle

Barbara: Bye then Billy Billy: See you around Barbara leaves. Alice comes out of the kitchen Alice: Is it over between you two them? Billy: yes Alice: I really liked her Geoffrey comes back Geoffrey: Do you know that girl Liz or what evaer her name is, the one you were involved with (talking to Billy) well shes gone off again, she will never settle down. Billy: Shes not the type to settle down Billy gets up and walks towards the living room door and up the stairs, his hands are in his pockets. Looking at the ground. He lays on his bed put his hands behind his head and sighs. Conclusion At the end of the play Geffrey has just told Billy about Liz going off again. Billy is upset about this news that is why he goes off up to his room at the end. He realises that all his lies have, in the end, left him with nothing he lied to get in the first place. He now has to pay back Shadrack and Duxburys with the money he will get from selling the ring. Rita gives up on Billy and starts going out with Arthur. ...read more.

Conclusion

Barbara is wearing a tweed suit and flat shoes unlike Rita wearing a short skirt and heels. Billy does not sound surprised when he asked where the rig is because he was expecting it. Barbara keeps it with her because she still ahs feelings for Billy. Billy trys to get the ring off of herby not sounding as if he wants it back. When Billy asks if Rita had been round he knew then answer would be no but he was trying to make conversation. Barbara gives Billy the ring because she thinks it's what he wants, really she wanted to forgive him and still get married. Alice is disappointed that Billy and Barbara are over. Geoffrey comes home happier than he was . When he tells Billy about Liz goin away again he watches Billy carefully to see what he does. At the end Billy knows that he has messed up and that lying gets you nowhere. He has lost 3 girls on a day. He is depressed and sad. The fact his nan is dead also hits him. All of the scene would have Billy as then main subject with lighting in him. There is only music when Billy comes back through his garden gate when he is whistling. ...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 Educating Rita 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 Educating Rita essays

  1. Educating Rita Coursework

    Rita puts education before starting a family as it is what she wants to do; she wants to discover herself first, the audience can relate and sympathies with this. In act 1 scene 1, the audience discovers that Rita wants to change through education and she didn't have this when she was younger.

  2. “Educating Rita” – Literature Coursework Essay – 20th Century Drama

    It was unavoidable." Frank: "Was it really? What's wrong with your voice?" Rita: "Nothing is wrong with it, Frank. I have merely decided to talk properly. As Trish says, there is not a lot of point in discussing beautiful literature in an ugly voice." Here we can see that Rita has been influenced by her flatmate, Trish, and she is actually taking her friend's advice.

  1. Billy Liar; How would I play Billy

    This should represent that a lot is going on in his head and that he is nervous. I would have him waving his left hand around, as if he is making everything up on the spot, his right hand would be holding the phone.

  2. The Three Girls in Billy Fishers life.

    And Barbara just stands there and says nothing. Barbara is also shown to be a perfectionist by the writer. She has a perfect future planned for herself and Billy. She is very blinkered and cannot see that the world is different from what she thinks.

  1. Billy Liar - In this play how is Billy presented?

    but she would appear to have a mental problem because she never actually addresses Billy to express her discontent; she tends to talk to the furniture. I think that this really annoys Billy, due probably to the age gap in that Billy has a completely different set of standards to his grandmother.

  2. Karl Swindlehurst English language Coursework

    Before she could do so Frank turned around, and there to his disbelief, was Eveline rushing towards him. She stopped almost instantly as Frank pushed and squeezed past the people in the crowd to meet Eveline with a large hug.

  1. How do stage directions and dialogue in 'Billy Liar' help to illustrate the characters ...

    Rita is the kind of character who wants to just express their feelings with anger, especially with confronting Billy. But we see that she also acts like this towards other characters for example: Rita- Well, you didn't then-because somebody saw you.

  2. Billy's Relationships with women of his own age in the play 'Billy Liar' - ...

    Liz, once again is separated from the other two because of Billy's genuine love for her, the remarkable thing about their relationship is that they are attracted to each other for the same reason. They are part of the new-formed generation rising above their elders [despite his lack of vocation Billy can still be considered part of this movement].

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