Show how Robert Bolt reveals Richard Rich’s character during his interview with Thomas Cromwell at the end of act one (pages 42 – 46)
Corrinne Emmett IVAH 27th February 2002 "A Man for all Seasons", by Robert Bolt Show how Robert Bolt reveals Richard Rich's character during his interview with Thomas Cromwell at the end of act one (pages 42 - 46) Bolt's arrangement of events shed light on Rich's character as Rich has just come from the house of Thomas More, the man whom he is just about to betray. Previously More had refused to employ Rich and Rich had left. He had passed judgement on Rich saying that he could not answer for himself. This is an ironic moment because in doing this and turning Rich away, More seals his own fate. Rich is now alone in the world and is probably feeling bitter towards More, however, we know that we can trust More's opinion of him because More is widely known to be the most honest man in Britain, and is therefore likely to be a good judge of character. The word "conspiracy" implies something that is wrong, unlawful and perhaps sinister. The fact that Cromwell asks if it is a "good place for a conspiracy" shows he already knew that it was going to be a conspiracy and he had a deliberate intent to cause harm. When Rich mentions the post of "The Collector of Revenues for York" shows he is interested in the post and knows that it is available. Cromwell is amused because from this point he knows he can use and manipulate Rich. In the stage directions Bolt uses, Rich "nervously
An inspector calls - theatre review
An inspector calls An inspector calls, an interesting and not to mention notorious play with twists and turn running throughout the plot. Things suddenly swapping from the happiest parts of the play straight to the nadir of the story, it evolves and begins with when everything is going so well, an 'inspector calls'. As you should know this play is categorised as a tragedy, and rightly so; a tragedy is define as 'a type of drama in which characters undergo suffering or calamity'. There are other aspects however, we saw this performance acted live in front of us, so as well as the obvious, 'how good is the story?' there are things to consider like direction and acting abilities. The Birling family and good old inspector never ceased to entertain me in this evidently well sought out performance. Now for a bit of background to the play, this information I have collected from many different sources, for example the programme and information from the production company's website. Starting with the genius behind the plot, one J. B. Priestley an English playwright, who wrote the play before it was premiered in Moscow, Russia. Then, being the big hit it was, found its way to the west end playing at London's New Theatre in 1946. Some would straight away name it a drama, others a tragedy, others say it could be classed as a parable with a moral (which is understandably for points I will
An Inspector calls - A letter to Mr.smith from Mr J B Priestly.
English Coursework: An Inspector Calls Dear Mr Smith, I was very pleased to hear that you wish to produce a version of An Inspector Calls in Dover. Below is some advice to help to accurately represent my ideas. As you know from the stage directions in my play, I have a very strong vision of how my play should be set. At the beginning I'm very adamant that the scene must look cosy so as to make the audience more involved and understanding of the time setting of the play. The entrance of the parlour maid is very important also and this key part should not be forgotten about. This is so the audience can understand that this is obviously a wealthy family if they have a parlour maid. Also, the lack of interaction between the family and the maid reflects the fact that people did not think much of their domestic servants at this time in life. The opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the play and I hope you can recreate the atmosphere of the opening. You could make the atmosphere tenser by advising the characters to use very overwrought facial expressions and movements. You could also use atmospheric music as the audience are waiting for the play to start. This will make them suspicious of the things to come and they will start to prefigure that something bad or mysterious is going to happen. As well as the music, the lighting should be quite dull and focus in on specific
How has your reading of J.B Priestley’s “ An Inspector Calls” been enhanced by Stephen Daldry’s production at the Garrick Theatre?
How has your reading of J.B Priestley's " An Inspector Calls" been enhanced by Stephen Daldry's production at the Garrick Theatre? Written by Sarah Keeling 10p Year 10 has been to see " An Inspector Calls" at the Garrick Theatre in London on the 28th September. In year 9, the year all read the play script at school and now we have been asked to compare the production and play script. John Boynton Priestley wrote the play script in 1945 but set the script in 1912, the pre World War 1 period. Daldry's production although very different still produced the same message that Priestley wrote about; in society, everyone should be treated as one another. Daldry also thought that Priestley's message was still relevant, for today, because the play is being seen still, and for the past 9 years. Margaret Thatcher spoke on 31st October 1987 "There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families." This is the reason why Daldry thought it would be relevant to today as she talks of no society. In the script the only visual guide to the set is at the beginning of Act 1, where the play script describes the Birling family and the house. The house and dining room are realistic Edwardian. The play script only describes the inside of the house and not the outside or what surrounds it, because in the play script they never go outside so there is no need for
Explain how different staging of 'An Inspector Calls' can make the audience react to the play differently.
Explain how different staging of 'An Inspector Calls' can make the audience react to the play differently. The way a play is staged is very important to how the audience views the story and the characters. We have studied 3 versions of 'An Inspector calls'. The original 1946 production, 1954 film version and the 1992 Royal National Theatre production. I will take each of these in turn and see how they are staged differently and how this affects the audience's perception of the characters. The first production I will look at is the original 1946 production. When the curtain rises it is performed as written in the book, this means that we are immediately in the Birlings' dining room. There is an engagement party in progress, we are let in on their conversation, this makes us feel like part of the family - but we are still on the outside to a certain extent. When the Inspector arrives, he interrupts the family's party and we feel as if our evening has been disturbed as well. We only hear about Eva Smith/Daisy Renton in this version when the Inspector questions each character. This interrogation causes a whole story to unfold about her character but we never actually meet her in person. In spite of not meeting her, we still feel quite sorry for her as we hear what happened. In the 1954 film version, once again we are in the dining room. I think that we as the
How the legacy of stage lighting affects today's productions.
GCSE DRAMA - PART ONE ESSAY DANNY WHITE ARA How the legacy of stage lighting affects today's productions From its inception acting and plays depended on natural lighting. At first theatres were out of doors, and from times as far back as 1,00 years B.C. there are records of amphitheatres being built so that the Actors faced the East, therefore bring lit from behind as the sun set. The first recorded use of lighting and effects were in 1545 when the use of mirrors to reflect light through bottles filled with coloured liquids was used to make coloured light. Stage-hands lowering cylinders over candles to dim and trimming the wicks to brighten lights was state of the art. In 1783 the arrival of the Kerosene Lamp with an adjustable wick gave a huge boost to the effects available. In 1863, a piece of lime heated in a flame of hydrogen and oxygen gave the famous Lime Light. Then as domestic lighting changed to the use of gas, the Drury Lane Theatre was the first to master the art in 1845. Henry Irving instigated more changes than any previous theatre designer between 1878 and 1898. He was the first person to used coloured glass in front of lights, the first to use electric light, the first to paint the bulbs for effect and the first to think of dimming the house lights so the result of his ideas really showed up. The electric theatre really arrived in 1882
Five Forces analysis.
Five Forces analysis In a business, there is always competition; it does not care if the company is taking part in the public or commercial sector. Competition means gaining advantage or excellence over competitors. There are many other factors in the environment, which influence this competitiveness. Therefore, the five forces framework helps to identify the sources of competition in a sector or industry. The following must be bearded in mind: * The Five Forces framework can only be used at the level of strategic business units and not for the whole organization. It is important to understand how the forces can be countered and overcome in the future instead of only describing the forces. * With the forces, also the discontinuities caused by changes in the macro-environment must be described. * The forces are not independent of each other. * Competitive behavior may be concerned with disrupting these forces and not simply accommodating them. The description of the Five Forces framework is described below the model. Threat of entry This is dependable of the barriers to entry. When a new company wants to enter the same market as Sheffield Theatres, there might be some factors which need to be overcome when they want to compete successfully. These factors are not permanent, but only providing delays when entering the market. The market where Sheffield Theatre is
Satire in the government inspector.
English Oral: Satire in the government inspector. Synopsis: The government inspector is a comedy about a group of local officials of a small town in tsarist, Russia who hear about a government inspector who is investigating the town, travelling incognito. Thrown into a panic, the governor and his dysfunctional cronies desperately struggle to stifle public dissatisfaction whilst blaming their many misdemeanors on each other. A penniless rake who arrives in town is mistaken as the government inspector. Taking advantage of his power, he fools all the dignitaries, as a result, leaves a good deal richer. Background: * Written during the repressive regime of Czar Nicholas I. * Russia of the tsars in the 19th century was an absolute monarchy. * No cabinet, no prime minister (since court feared this would threaten the power of tsar) * Major inefficiency, since no overall coordination of policy. What is satire? * A type of literary device that ridicules human foolishness. * It seeks to degrade certain aspects of society and gain a different perspective. * By exaggerating the discrepancies that exist, the different perspectives are born. * Uses laughter as a weapon by employing humor and wit in the form of irony, innuendo, or derision. * Using these tools, satirists force us to examine things from a different perspective to achieve enlightenment. * Ultimate goal: to
In this report I will be reviewing the present situation at the Broadway Theatre.
Report 2 - Review of the Broadway Theatre In this report I will be reviewing the present situation at the Broadway Theatre. The staffing structure This staffing structure shows that the Owner is in charge of the Manager even though he plays no part in the running of the business. In turn the Manager has a span of control over of his 3 assistant managers. The 3 assistant managers are each in charge of the department managers. This means that the Catering Manager is in charge of the Barperson; the Sales Manager is in charge of the Bookings Clerk and the Administrator is in charge of the Secretary. Their is a clear chain of command shown by this organisation chart, this is shown by the vertical lines of authority. Orders will passed down the chain until they are carried out. The horizontal line across the assistant managers shows they are of equal rank. Staff Responsibilities Manager - The Manager is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day management; he is also responsible for his 3 assistant managers. Assistant Manager - The Assistant Manager deputises for the Manager and is responsible for morning and afternoon events. Assistant Manager - The Assistant Manager deputises for the Manager and is responsible for the administration, sales, and catering staff. Assistant Manager - The Assistant Manager
To analyse the character of Judd in the play ‘Bouncers’ by John Godber.
Bouncers (1990's Remix) To analyse the character of Judd in the play 'Bouncers' by John Godber. In this analysis I will be focusing on the character of Judd in John Godber's play 'Bouncers.' Bouncers was first presented by Hull Truck Theatre Company at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 11th august, 1984. The production was nominated for 'comedy of the year' 1985 Olivier Awards. The remix version of Bouncers was first performed in 1991, for Hull Truck. In U.S.A, Bouncers won seven Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and five Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago. Judd plays five parts. He plays Judd, a bouncer at the club. He plays a woman called Elaine, who is out with her friends. He also plays Terry, who is on a pub-crawl with his mates. Judd plays the barber and he also plays Cheryl, who is a hairdresser. Judd likes to wind people up, especially Eric. He is also a bit thick, but tries to act clever. He winds up Eric by mentioning Eric's wife. This is because Eric's wife has left Eric and has a reputation of sleeping around, and Judd always mentions it to Eric. He also tries to start fights with Eric because he thinks he is stronger than Eric is. Elaine is about twenty-one, and is on a 21st birthday bash with her friends. She has no job and is on the dole. Also she is nasty to other people and she is not very sympathetic to