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The play follows two twins that were separated at birth. It follows them growing up as they become closer together as "blood brothers". Gradually they grow apart and envy leads to death.

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The play follows two twins that were separated at birth. It follows them growing up as they become closer together as "blood brothers". Gradually they grow apart and envy leads to death. The scenes were slickly changed as props were brought on by characters e.g. desks or washing lines. Most of the backdrops were lowered onto the stage but other scenery was pushed on using grooves in the flats on the stage. It helped the show as you were always focused on the play and not waiting in the dark for the SM to change the scenery. In between each scene there was also a vocal piece relevant to the scene which had just been and the next scene to come, almost a live update on the present situation. The scene changes need to be slick otherwise you would lose interest in the play and the flow of it would lose its impact on the audience, be very disjointed and wouldn't make sense. Also the scenes themselves are quiet short and fast moving, so scene changes need to echo this style. Mrs Lyons is very sophisticated and is middle class as she employs a cleaner (Mrs Johnstone). She cannot have any children but desires one greatly. ...read more.

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This is showing that they are starting to form a friendship by mirroring each other's actions. This also reinforces the ages of the boys as they have grown up. It reflects the jealousy and envy that they are feeling at that particular time in the play and therefore the audience share affection towards them. On the contrary it injects humour into our perception of Mickey and Eddie. As the audience are "hooked" on the characters they are manipulated more easily in their reaction towards them. In the fist half the songs create a happy and jolly atmosphere like the first song we hear is about having children and the wedding but as you move into the second half you get the felling of depression and things in the family start to go down hill. "Then I found that I was six months over due, we got married in a registry and then we had a do, and we went dancing" this is reflecting Mrs Johnston's life. This song pattern is constant through out the show each time the lines different but have the same context so seems to contrast the emotions at the beginning and the end. It had a very great impact on the audience as the chorus was repeated it sunk into your head and you grasped the words more easily so you could understand the meaning better and had more time for the other songs to sink in to. ...read more.

Conclusion

I've missed him loadz his company and Linda's. Mummy flipped again when I told her that Mickey had moved nearer to us she went all psychotic. I don't know what it is with her. O well must go, Mickey and I are going into town tonight! Bye Edward January 12th I've just seen Mickey and he seems really annoyed with me I don't know why. I invited him to my party but he snapped at me for know apparent reason. I had it all the money the lot I even reminded him that we were blood brothers but he said that it was babyish and that I need to grow up. He's just probably had a bad day or week. I saw Linda this morning and she looked really sad. I couldn't control my feelings. I just had to tell her I poured my heart out. I told her that I loved her and said that I wanted to marry her. She just turned around. I knew something was wrong. Then she told me. I could have died. Linda and Mickey are married now they even have a child. She said she was sorry and that I should have told her earlier as she had had feelings for me too. That hurt the worst I spent all that time encouraging Mickey to ask her out. I suppose it was my fault I should have stuck around a bit longer. ...read more.

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