Because we thought it introduced Linda and how Mickey and Linda’s relationship was evolving. We decided that the main theme in this scene was social class; how the more common travel and treat each other compared to what it would be like if you first class. I think we staged this piece well because not at any time did we have every one sat down like you would expect. I played Linda, Laurence was Mickey, Josh was Sammy and Dan was the conductor.
Mickey, Linda and Sammy were sat down on chairs, as if it was a bus. Sammy had his back to Linda to empathise the fact they do not get along. Linda had her arm around Mickey, This was very obvious body language, e.g. her arm around him saying, he’s mine and I’m not letting go. Mickey held onto her hand, not as strong body language as Linda but still says I like her, but I’m more relaxed about it.Order now
We had the conductor standing up walking around us asking for tickets. Him standing up over us gave him priority, but as soon as Sammy says “What!?” and stands up the authority automatically goes equally as the conductor has the threat of driving to the ‘cop shop’ and Sammy is aggressive gaining more priority as people are scared of him. Sammy soon gains all priority when he produces a knife and threatens the conductor because all of the power is in his hands. However this status doesn’t remain high that long because there is a sense of desperation when Sammy calls out to Mickey to help him, but Linda does not let Sammy get Mickey involved so all priority goes to her because she puts a stop to all of this. I think we developed the role of Linda well in this scene because of all the havoc rising she manages to put a stop to it.
We could of improved the scene by having Mickey doing more in this scenes because there were times when he sat there when in a realistic situation he would have been standing trying to get Sammy to stop this. We would have worked on that if we had more time. We got into small groups and were given the task to explore the media perspective if the blood brothers story had actually happened. We decided to do a show called ‘Whats that Buzz’ which was a ‘gossip’ show. Kate and I were the presenters, Michael and Ash were Mickey and Eddie and Jade played
Mrs. Johnstone. We had an idea of recording our show on camera, and instead of having Mrs. Johnstone come into the studio but ring up. We pre recorded what me and Kate said and jade stepped out on stage with a phone talking to us, and I think we got the timing just right, I was really pleased with it. Mrs. Johnstone came across as an emotional wreck when we brought up her sons, we thought it would be funny if Mrs. Johnstone blamed the media for the death of her sons rather than pointing to the obvious, Linda.
Mrs. Johnstone said the Media pushed Mickey over the edge by writing stories of sexual relationships between friends when the woman’s husband was in prison. We also explored what the publics views on the blood brothers story was, such as was it just a money scam of Mrs. Johnstone’s so she would get money from all this up roar, etc. We performed these by Kate and I walking out from the curtains behind the television where our footage was being shown, and on the T.V me and Kate walk off camera so it almost looked as if we had walked out of the T.V. then on stage we showed short plays of what we said had happened. Another possibility was that Linda’s baby was actually Eddie’s so we showed what that would have been like we had Eddie and Mickey on stage and Linda, then she tells Mickey, then he punches Eddie.
I really liked the idea of using the T.V so it was an actual television show. I think we could have improved it by not rushing it so much because of our time limit on this piece but also the place we filmed it because we were very limited for choice in our school. However I think we got the right idea about the whole media perspective. I liked Dan and Josh’s Idea of having a talk show and having Josh being Mickey sat in the audience whilst Eddie was on stage with Linda. Then Mickey stands up with a gun taking the whole audience hostage, I liked how they involved every one and gave it that feel of realism. I think they could have improved it by having Rory, the host standing up because through-out most of it, all of the people on stage were sat down so it didn’t look as interesting as it could have.