Guy Fawkes screaming loud As the flames reach the white clouds Fireworks bang as the audience stares As I look round I see no-one cares For that burning man, covered in flames As I thought, he will play no more games He's screaming, crying, yelling The audience giggling, cheering, laughing Roman candles, Katherine wheels The audience cheers and squeals Sparklers sparkle, fireworks bash As slowly, Guy Fawkes turns into
Contextualising The Play 'Top Girls' was written by Caryl Churchill in the early 1980s and was first performed in 1982. The play is set around this time and focuses on the lives of a number of women, each affected by the pre-1980s status quo and vast, rapid changes of the ensuing decade. These surrounded Churchill herself, and in this way the social and historical background- including politics, the second wave feminist movement and the class divide- has clearly coloured the play in many ways. There is strong historical context to the play, not least in the famous opening scene. Marlene, herself having just received a promotion at a time when the workplace was a male-dominated environment, is hosting an imaginary celebratory dinner party. Her five guests are all women, each considered 'successful' of their time. There is Lady Nijo, the twelfth-century Japanese courtesan to the Emperor and Isabella, the Victorian Scotswoman who endured terrible physical pain and illness yet travelled the world as no other woman had before her. Pope Joan of the eighth century disguised herself as a boy to gain an education and eventually rose to the head of the Catholic Church. Dull Gret of the 'Brueghel painting' (page v) led a crusade of women into hell itself to 'pay...out' 'the evil' (page 18) which had torn apart her family and Patient Griselda from The Clerk's Tale within The
Film studies micro reading How does the mood, atmosphere and Emotion change in the first two scenes of saving Private Ryan?
How does the mood, atmosphere and Emotion change in the first two scenes of saving Private Ryan? In the first seven Minuets of Saving Private Ryan the audience are taken through many different emotions. The opening sequence starts in present day at a war cemetry in France, then goes into the past. This makes the emotions reach a higher level because when the audience see the soldiers fighting in the war, they are reminded of the image of the graves throughout the film. Before any action takes place, a tune which is similar to "the last post" can be heard that the audience would immideatly associate with the war. This is because it is usually heard at rememberence day cerimonies and at solidiers funerals. This creates a mood of mourning and greif. The music also indicates that it is currently modern day as the tune was used after the war. During this the title is appearing on screen, it is a plain white font on a black background. The audience may find this unusual as white signifies innocence and purity which is the opposite of war. However it could be interpreted in several other ways. Such as good overcoming evil, or that Private Ryans character is a good person who is trying to do the right thing. After the american flag is show it cuts to a close up of a pair of feet walking. The american flag is the first image shown. This is very significant as it is representing the
First Impressions of - 'Our Country's Good' Review. On the 6th of December 2006, the year 10 Drama students went to Barton Pevril to watch the play 'Our Country's Good
7th December 2006 First Impressions of - "Our Country's Good" Review. On the 6th of December 2006, the year 10 Drama students went to Barton Pevril to watch the play "Our Country's Good". As soon as we entered the theatre there was an immediate atmosphere which gave a great first immpression. In order to achieve this they used drama techniques such as a well thought out and interesting set consisting of a worn out flag of England and a map of Australia made into one. This allowed the audience to know that the play was about English people in Australia which was effective as it looked important but didnt move any focus off of the actors. The actors also gave a really good first impression, as soon as we walked in, they were acting from the moment we say them, not by speech however they all looked very proffesional, especially with their costume and make-up. The make-up on one of the actors back allowed the audience to know that the play was to be quite brutal as he writhed in pain,whilst we could see his back covered in cuts and blood, this was done very well and helped to set the grusome scene of the prisoners. Their costume got it across to the audience that the play had been written about and set in the past (1788) round about the 18th century, the audience were aware of this at the very beggining of the play which helped them alot to understand the concepts of the play.