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Similarities and differences between John Godber's Bouncers and William Russell's Our Day Out.

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Introduction

Similarities and differences between John Godber's Bouncers and William Russell's Our Day Out. There are many differences between John Godber's 'Bouncers' and William Russell's 'Our Day Out', but there are also a lot of similarities between the two. The two plays can also contrast each other very sharply but on the other hand they can almost stand side by side they are similar. Both talk about issues and different situation but in very different ways. One of the most similar things about John Godber's 'Bouncers' and William Russell's 'Our Day Out' is that both plays are both set in relatively similar era's which may make it easier for the audience to relate to some of the issues that arise. However, a very specific difference between the two is that in 'Bouncers' is filled general scenarios of what could and probably does happen on nights out, it is very light and easy to watch on the other hand 'Our Day Out' gets a message out to its viewers about the education debate there is today which is a much more serious issue. ...read more.

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"Our Day Out" is aimed for a younger audience, educating them about certain issues while the "Bouncers" is for a much older audience. The "Bouncer's" stereotypes different kinds of people and situations similar to "Our Day Out", but they both have very different approaches to it. Our day out is very serious while the Bouncers is comical and over exaggerates different stereotypes. Both 'Bouncers' and 'Our Day Out' contain characters that don't come across as very bright, this backs up that the characters out of the two could have grown up in similar ways (except the teacher in 'Our Day Out') If the student in "Our Day Out" continues the way she's going she isn't going to achieve anything, much like the Bouncers always reminisce about. The student in "Our Day Out" doesn't seem to have much hope and doesn't seem to have much confidence in herself, she doesn't want to do well in school and is very hostile to people around her. Evan when they mean good. ...read more.

Conclusion

Both plays work but the messages are taken in, in different ways. After watching or reading "The Bouncers" you would have a new look to going out on a weekend, noticing some things in the play that you do. It makes you stop and think about what you do and how people act. While "Our Day Out" get a serious message across. It makes you think about the things you take for granted and broadens your outlook on different people. It helps you not to judge a book by a cover you could say. In Conclusion I think that the similarities and differences of the pieces are evenly weighted. They both are very different in the way they are acted and produced but the similarities themselves are to do with the actual issues conveyed but the differences are more to do with the way the pieces put them across, the both plays try to get across issues, the Bouncers uses over the top comedy and 'Our Day Out' uses seriousness and realism. Both pieces work well due to this. By Will Oliver ...read more.

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