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Response To Blood Brothers is a great story, which has comedy, romance and tragedy all locked in.

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Response Phase The appreciation to the story Willy Russell wrote a fantastic and well written play called "Blood Brothers" it shows details of its time and history such as the government ruled by Margaret Thatcher and the economic crash. The rough times in Liverpool and the struggle for money. "Blood Brothers which is set in Liverpool tells a story of twins born on the same day and died on the same day but separated at birth. Mrs. Johnstone, a superstitious, loving mother of seven, soon to be nine has to give up one of her children because of the welfare and money problems. Though she can't bear to do it, she gives up one of her babies to her employee who's desperate for a baby. For three decades, she has to see one her children grow up in the hands of another woman. Mrs. Lyons has the perfect life. Perfect house, perfect husband and perfect looks except for one thing she really wants, a child. One day her employer says she wouldn't know how to cope with another child and she had a great idea, she would take one of her twins and she did with the help of an oath on the bible. ...read more.

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What Mickey doesn't know is that Eddie is his twin brother. When Mickey and Eddie were separated Mickey never forgot him. Because Mickey's house was under demolition, him and his family move to the country where he finds that Eddie lives there to. They were best friends again including Linda as well. Mickey was in love with Linda but Eddie was attracted to her as well. When Mickey goes to prison, he is suddenly coping with depression and the paranoia of Eddie and Mickey, which makes the tragic end of the Johnstone twins "Blood Brothers" is a great story, which has comedy, romance and tragedy all locked in. It will leave you laughing and crying all at the same time. A very creative story by Willy Russell which has all the issues of poverty and the economic crash of the eighties during the government ruled by Margaret Thatcher. It also shows the rough ages of Liverpool and the funny side of how serious things were at the time. Explorative Stratergies. Synchronised Movement - This is where all the actors of the same group move at the same pace and do the same movement. ...read more.

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Lyons, Mrs Johnstone, Mickey and Eddie. The questions I asked were "How bad were to have given one of your children away?" To Mrs Johnstone and "What kind of person do you think Mrs Johnstone is like?" To Eddie. This was effective because the questions I asked were hard to answer and very straight forward. The way I could of improved it is I could of thought of two questions per character. Forum Theatre - This is where a group of actors gather round in a circle and watch people act. There can only be 1-5 people in the circle and the group can make comments to improve what the actors are doing, change what the actors are doing or go in and replace the person yourself. The way I did it was I replaced the character of Eddie to show what I wanted the character to be like. What I wanted Eddie to be like was, was to be dramatic about everything and over-elaborate everything. It was effective because m voice projected; I brought character to my face and I made it comical. I could of improved it by being serious in more serious parts of the scene and more relaxed in others ...read more.

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