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

Willy Russel

Extracts from this document...


Willy Russell's Blood Brothers is one of the most popular plays currently running in London's West end. * From reading the play why do you think it's so popular? * What dramatic devices and theatrical techniques does he use that make it such an enjoyable show? Going to the theatre is different from reading a book because in the theatre the play is live. In the theatre you can see emotion on the actor's faces, there's also the music and the lightings, and you can see the body expression of the actors and their reactions. In a book you have to use your imagination and you can be wrong in some points. There is nothing like going to the theatre; it's a unique experience because you have to share the pay with the rest of the audience it's like at home when you're sitting on a sofa. In a theatre the atmosphere is different because of the lighting effects and the music but also because of the rest of the audience with who you share a play but also feelings and emotions. In the theatre you can empathise with the characters. I think that going to the theatre is a really unique experience because sitting with a lot of people and to have a same feeling and a same emotion; it's a bit funny but also exciting. ...read more.


If I couldn't get a job I'd just say 'sod it' and draw the dole, like a bohemian, tilt my hat to the world and say 'screw you'. So you're not working. Why is it so important?". The other dramatic moment is when Eddie is talking with Mrs Johnston I think that there's lot of emotion in that scene because the audience is surprised and then happy because Mrs Johnston and her son Eddie are finally together, even if it's not for a long time. I think that it's really touching because Mrs Johnston let him act like her child and don't try to make him go away: "She takes him, cradles him to her, letting him cry". The most touching moment in that play in my opinion, is when Eddie comes to Mrs Johnston's house to tell Mickeythat he's going to move. I think that in this scene there's lot of feelings, because that 7 years old boy coming to say bye to his Blood Brother, but also the way Mrs Johnston reacts is amazing and natural, the audience can feel that even if her son is not next to her day after day, she still loves him a lot. She talks to him, and she tries to keep both of her twins safe. ...read more.


And you make me sick! Right? That was all just kids' stuff, Eddie, and I don't want to be reminded of it. Right? So just, take yourself away. Go and see your friends and celebrate with them. Pause Go on... beat it before I hit you. Eddie looks and then slowly backs away" He communivates his feelings and this is why it's so moving and an important moment. Then there's the music which add the background atmosphere. I think that this play is the best I've ever read, everyone can read it and even if your learning English it's quite easy. This play explores life, the reason why this play is fantastic it's becase it's talking about everything. This play is engaging but aso really interesting, there's always something hapening and the characters are all nice in their own way. There's also a politic idea in that play, because the boys life are totally different and you can see it by the way they're growing. We can find loads of emotions. Willy Russell uses humour by what the characters are saying, he puts two grown men dressed inchildren's clothes to play the role of 7 years old kids which are playing cowboys and indians. This play is very impressive, fun and pleasing. I really liked it and fully understand why it's such a sucess on the London stage. ...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 Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe 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 Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. Comparisons of Edwards and Mickey

    grows up in the privileged Lyons household, is a very proper, sheltered, self-conscious boy. But in reality, he wants to break away from his ambitions and lead a life like Mickey's. In the first half of the play, his role is played almost to the point of a clever yet immature child.

  2. How is Eddie Presented in A View From The Bridge

    Eddie tells Catherine that "he don't bless me, Katie" Eddie is becoming aware of the situation between Rodolfo and Catherine and is hasty to express his judgment; this somewhat is true as throughout the play Rodolfo gradually manipulates Catherine's bearings in love as-well as in life; building Catherine's self-esteem but

  1. Blood Brothers

    We can imagine this when he takes one of the sweets that Eddie offers him, trying to work out the catch. On stage I think Eddie may wear posh, top of the range clothes. He would speak in a formal way; he will only speak slang when he is repeating what Mickey has said e.g.

  2. 'The New Kid'

    I struggled on, trying to do it the way my mum always did it for me every morning, but failing. I had to hurry up and get the thing tied, school started soon and Alex would be here any minute!

  1. The Jerry Show.

    completely bored senseless by The Bank and everything to do with it. "How did this happen?" He spoke as if it were his personal money. Derik cleared his throat. "No one knows sir." That was, all they say, all she wrote.

  2. Cinderella, a modern tale.

    "Don't be so horrible." The twins left Cindy to do their ironing and think about the wonderful time she could have been having but for the selfish, slavemistress she had for a stepmother. Ursula and the girls left the house an hour later, predicting what a wonderful time they would have just loud enough so that Cindy would hear.

  1. The Mermaid's tail's tale

    "Okay boys let's go, let's make it quick" Ryu ordered while shivering. They went on a path made by people's footprints. While walking for few minutes Ryu tripped over what was thought to be a log. "Ahhhh, shame" Bobby laughed out.

  2. Green River Drama Play

    EFRAM I'd rather not drag her into this. SAUL You don't think she's already involved? Shit. EFRAM (Shouting) I don't know! I didn't think we'd get caught! SAUL (Disgusted) No one ever thinks they're gonna get caught. If stupid fucking Clovis hadn't run his mouth, we'd have gotten away with it.

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