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Blood Brothers Imagine you are directing "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell from act two "Mrs Lyons enters and goes to Mickey..." to the end of the play. "Blood Brothers" is a play which was published, in the late years of 1970 and in the early years of 1980. This play has been directed by Willy Russell and was set in Liverpool. Willy Russell has expressed his feelings and emotions very clearly and shows clear, deliberate contrast between the wealthy and the working class. So far, in the play Mrs Johnston has given one of her twins, Edward, to Mrs Lyons because she already has a large family and cannot afford to keep both twins. When they grow up they soon become friends and later become Blood Brothers hence the name of the play. At this point they are still unaware that they are twin brothers. Later, towards the end of the act, Mickey and Sammy had been caught committing an offence, murder. ...read more.


His facial expressions would show aggressiveness towards the situation and also expressing his temper. His clothing would be scruffy. My reason for this is because he has just come back from work and his clothes would also show a deliberate contrast from Edward as he is from the working class. The lighting would be focussing on his face at a deep red shade to interact with his mood as red shows anger. The sound effects would be very dramatic and loud to go along with the feelings of Mickey and so the audience can relate with the atmosphere. When Mickey says his lines he should say them wrathfully. His facial expressions must show his aggressiveness to the situation between Edward and Linda. At this point in the play Mickey is utterly confused and has no idea what he's looking for or what he is going to do, yet rushes off rapidly through groups of people searching for trouble. ...read more.


This part of the scene is completely essential as the play turns in to a very prominent direction. Mrs Johnston should put across her terror and her eyes should be weeping. She should be able to capture the feelings of the audience. Mickey's mother herself has told the unexpected news. The whole thing in this play has leaded up to this and Mickey's reaction must show how traumatized he is and obviously emphasising the misunderstanding and disbelief. "And do we blame superstition for what came to pass? Or could it be what we, the English, have come to know as class?" Willy Russell has ended this play in an excellent way. It clearly shows what the play has all been about and reminds the audience of the message that was given. The ending lines should be put across quietly with a low atmosphere telling every one of the superstition and tragedy. Both classes, working and wealthy, raises questions on whether it both lifestyles had an impact on Edward and Mickey. Farrah Mirza 11Y ...read more.

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