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

Sunday Dinner - review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Sunday Dinner Sunday Dinner is a one-act play written by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. It is a comedy written in 1993. It is set in the Morgan family home. An elegant old house which stands in what once was a beautiful, upper-class Black neighbourhood. Inside, the Morgan home has all its original furnishings, meticulously and loveingly cared for. The living room where most of the story takes place is a picture of life in another age. A settee, an overstuffed chair, doilies, an antique table with framed family pictures on it, ornate lamps, family portraits on the walls. The room is cluttered, somewhat somber and in need of painting. Charl (Charlene) Morgan, Nat (Natrelle) Morgan and Ray (Rayette) James are three African- American sisters who live extremely different lives. Nat, the eldest, is a teacher who lives for the church and preserves the family home as a monument to their decreased mother. ...read more.

Middle

As she walked away from a New York theatre, after what was to be her last audition, in early spring 1975, decided she had to write plays for herself (African American women.) If I was to play the part of Ray I would act quite stressed throughout the play as Ray as a character has a pretty hard life compared to the other two, trying to do the best for her two toddlers which alone is hard, let alone trying to support her unemployed husband and being pregnant. I would be closer to Nat rather than Charl throughout the play as she is a more mature character and is willing to help me out by lending me money whereas Charl is a more selfish character and would prefer that money spent on her nights out. I would show this by everytime Charl has a go at Nat I would give her a reasuring look telling her not to worry or put my hand on her shoulder to show I'm there for her. ...read more.

Conclusion

In Sunday Dinner the Morgan girls live in a upper-class neighbourhood and the Johnstones in Blood Brothers are also upper-class. The main characters in both plays (Ray, Nat, Charl, Eddie, Mickey) are people that we can relate to, we feel pathos with them as they face the trials and tribulations of life. Russell uses pathos to involve the readers so they feel pity when Mickey loses his job, fear at the end of the play when the shooting scene takes place, and experience childhood joy when Eddie and Mickey share jokes. Humour, in its various forms, plays a large part in bothn Blood Brothers and Sunday Dinner. It keeps the readers interested and balances out the conflict and sadness in the play. Also both plays are composed of fairly simple storylines. There is nothing too difficult to understand which helps the audience to stay focused and feel more involved with the play. ...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 Blood Brothers 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 Blood Brothers essays

  1. Write A Review of the Production at the Phoenix Theatre, London

    This makes the audience want to know what is wrong in the lives of both families and this creates dramatic tension. This play uses many different dramatic techniques. The first dramatic technique that we come across in this play is that we know the end of the play before the story starts.

  2. ‘Blood brothers’ - Review of Theatre Performance

    Shocked and upset by this disturbing news. Mickey kills both himself and his brother. The blood brothers set was really quite realistic, to begin with (during the first half) it was a street of semi-detached houses which looked very real and the background changed from day to night which added atmosphere to the show.

  1. Blood brothers - Live Performance Review

    The songs purpose was to create atmosphere and help express characters to the full. Many of the songs were uninteresting and didn't hold the audiences intention making them indistinctive to the rest. A few songs stood out thought and these few were really brought to life by the actor's impressive voices.

  2. 'Blood Brothers' Theatre Review.

    Another thing was that there were not so much songs in the play, when most musicals have less speech than song, this one had about the equal amount of each or maybe even more speech, there wasn't much use of harmony used either, the only ones I noticed were the times the narrator put a bottom part into Mrs.

  1. blood brother review

    Although, right through the play there are small moments where he hands the characters objects or gets in the way of a character on stage, consequently making eye contact with the characters, giving the perception he has been seen. Yet as soon as the narrator and characters' loose eye contact,

  2. 'Street Scene' was written by Elmer Rice and exploits the values of a Catholic ...

    Although she wants to obey his rules, she cannot deny her love for Sam, a Jewish boy of the local neighbourhood. Rose performs a balancing act throughout the play - she is walking on eggshells trying to keep everyone happy.

  1. On the Black Hill.

    An ailing little girl was cured by this even, and hence her father named the farm after this joyful event. Apart from this brief reference, there is no other direct meaning given to the name of the farm. One could start to speculate that perhaps Chatwin meant the Vision to

  2. On Being The Youngest.

    Even if I fail to get back at them physically (I'm just a gentle, innocent girl, okay?), I generally make sure they pay by spiriting away their beloved possessions. It's amazing how many nooks and crannies one can find in a standard double- storeyed house.

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