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I am currently planning a show and propose to perform Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice.

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Sohail Ali Rutlish High School 22nd January 2004 Dear Mr Doyle, I am currently planning a show and propose to perform Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice. This play raises some important issues, and I feel that students and their parents would ultimately benefit from seeing this work. You might ask why I have chosen this piece, while there are many other plays with well worked-out plots and themes, which could provide "food for thought" for our students. The reason that I have chosen Hobson's Choice is that it may be particularly beneficial to the majority of our school community, including teachers and parents. This is because the piece addresses the challenges of family life and of relationships between the generations. ...read more.


The struggle that follows Maggie's actions shows that the younger generation needs its independence. I feel that the benefit of this play for the two age groups, students and adults, will be greater understanding of each others' viewpoints. The play also warns us of the dangers of alcohol abuse. The father has an alcohol problem which makes him act more aggressively towards his children. The audience can see the ill effects of drinking excessively on family life. This in effect can be inspiring for some members of the audience to realise how lucky they are not to face such problems. You may ask if the language of the play is suitable for all ages, and may I reassure you that the language is suitable for everyone. ...read more.


I believe we should make a point of considering inviting the students and staff of Richards Lodge High School in order to make the whole experience more vibrant. Two schools will thus benefit from one play. I believe that one positive effect of this play being performed by our students is that it will add to the school's atmosphere by enabling the students to work together. They will have an opportunity to be involved in both the making and performance of this play. I am sure we all agree that the more students involved the better not only for you but for the students, too. I hope I have given enough information for you to make a decision. If not, you can always get in contact with me if you have any more questions. I hope to hear from you soon. Yours sincerely, Sohail Ali ...read more.

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