We read ‘Heart’s Desire’ by Caryl Churchill and devised and performed a piece of drama following the main form and structure of it. We started with a basic script and added resets and random, strange events at various points throughout the play, as did Caryl Churchill.
The main theme of both plays was waiting. In our play, we had two people waiting for their dates in a restaurant. In Caryl Churchill’s play, there was a family waiting for someone to return from the airport.
‘Heart’s Desire’ had more characters, as we worked in a small group. I think it is beneficial to have more characters, as each person would have less to do, and could concentrate more on individual characterisation. Another obvious difference between the plays is the age of the characters. The characters in Caryl Churchill’s play are much older than those in ours.