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In this essay I will be analyzing a key section, from the narrators poem, where Edward and Mickey meet, Mickey's poem and finally where Mrs. Johnston meets Edward. I will be examining what the background is going to be like, the way actors say particular dialogues, they way I would like them to act on some occasions e.g. Mickey's character should be funny and very imaginative like any 7 year old will be "Y'know our Sammy, Y'know what he sometimes does? He wees straight through the letterbox of the house next door to us. I tried to do it one night but I had to stand on a crate, 'cos I couldn't reach the letter box but I will by the time I'm eight"(pg.22, Mickey's poem) can you please get a crate and stand on it and pretend to wee in the next doors letterbox. (Only do this thing on the underlined line) Willy Russell was born in Whiston, just outside Liverpool in 1947, and at age of five moved to Knowsley. His father used to own a fish & chips shop and his mother used to work in a warehouse. ...read more.


Lyons, Mrs. Johnston was a really spirituous lady so to keep both of the brothers finding out she made a superstition of her own that if any of the twins find out once they have been separated that they are brothers they will die straight away. Well they both try to keep them away from each other but their plan fails they find out in the end that they are twins and Mickey shots Edward because their mum gave away Edward he says "You! You! Why didn't you give me away! I could have been... I could have been him! Mickey shot Edward. Mickey's house set of props. I would like to put the following things on the side of Mrs. Johnston's set: Coffee table with one leg half broken so that its tilted a bit, Sofa with the feathers coming out of it sewed a bit from the side, Black and white TV, with some of the knobs missing, half of the room with another colored carpet a dirty rug in the middle, ripped or damped wallpaper, outside of the house, bin on the floor rubbish on the ground on the road, uncut grass, smashed up glass on the ground, boarded windows, broken toys e.g. ...read more.


You say smashing things don't you? Do you know any more words like that?"(Act1, PG 24). Do not use a Liverpool accent. Mrs. Johnstone you can use as much as slang you want to, but don't overdo it and please make an effort on using as much Liverpool accent. When Mickey is singing can he make funny childish expressions. The main themes in the play are: 1. Poverty e.g. job loss "They've started layin'people off in the factory y' know"(act2, pg82) 2. Upper class and working class e.g. Mrs.johnstone family working class and Mrs. Lyons Upper class 3. Guns/violence and superstion. These are the main themes in the play. The section that we are concentrating on superstition is one of the themes. In those days people like Mrs. Johnstone used to believe in superstition. I think this is one of the theme's because it's in the beginning and in the end of the play "you know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don't you" (Mrs. Lyons is blackmailing Mrs. Johnstone, so Mrs. Johnstone would not tell Edward or Mickey about the sin they both did) Violence is a theme as well because it never end's from the start to the end. By, Ahsan ...read more.

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