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Big Brother – Cartoon Analysis Essay

J. Wright contends in his cartoon (The Age 13/5/01) that the public’s craving for constant surveillance anticipates that there is something quite wrong with us. He chooses to portray the public as exhibitionists, who do not care that somebody, “Big Brother”, is watching them 24/7. We see that there are many cameras in each cell,…

Written play Essay

Guns also have a role in building up the tension in the play. It starts of with the children pretending to use guns as children playing ‘cowboys and Indians’ and progressing to the actual weapon, which is eventually the cause of their deaths. This, partnered with the other tension raising techniques, really helps for an…

Music playing Essay

In this essay I will be directing the final scene of Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’. I will use all aspects of theatre for example lighting and sound etc, etc. The time this play was written in Liverpool (where it was written) there was a lot of classing going on which in this play is a…



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Audience enjoyed watching the play Essay

In my first scene with Duncan we had to act like teenagers, which wasn’t too difficult seeing as we are teenagers. As Linda I was a lot more confident and knew what I wanted, whereas Mickey seemed very shy and not quite sure how to act around girls. So I used very flirty movements, for…

Fifty Years of Composing Computer Music and Graphics Essay

A partnership is developing lhai offers a special complementarity of relationship between musical and visual design With this new partnership we are learnin to compose a unique counterpoint by means of computer algorithms. I would define the algorithms that we use as the routines of computer instructions that generate co ordinated color design with musk…

Jaws & Deep Blue Sea Film Review Essay

Stephen Spielberg’s film ‘Jaws’ is a classic summer blockbuster, with all the horror, thrills, suspense and special effects you would expect from such a film. Originally produced in 1975, ‘Jaws’ is an American thriller (based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name). It does not contain all the typical horror movie convictions like violence…

Phoenix Theatre Essay

On 22nd May 2003, we all went to see Blood Brothers for the first time. Blood Brothers was written by Willy Russell and directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, which was performed at the Phoenix Theatre. The play was not a musical; alternatively it was a play with music. There isn’t a lot of difference…

Sammy’s actor Essay

The best part of the play was when Mickey and Eddie were 7 years old. I loved the way the actors played their characters. They made the character so believable. They also made the character believable by doing some of the things a 7 year old would do, For example, pretend that they are getting…

Blood Brothers Essay Questions

How does Russell display to his audience the ways that class affects his characters? Willy Russell’s musical, Blood Brothers is an entertaining story, written with didactic intent. At first look, it is about two twins who are separated at birth, and then become ‘blood brothers’ and best friends, until both of their lives end in tragedy….

‘Blood Brothers’ Theatre Review Essay

On Thursday the second of October 2003 3:00pm my drama group went to the theatre production ‘Blood Brothers’ at the Phoenix Theatre in Charing Cross Road, London. The theatre appeared to be quite old, like many theatres around Covent Garden its rooms were furnished with red carpets on the floor, glossy serving counters, wooden carved…

Evolution of tribal culture Essay

The arrival of Mr Brown as a harmless missionary is the first hand experience the people of Umuofia have with the white men. Mr Brown is a gentle unthreatening man who treats the Umuofians with respect. He even becomes accepted by the elders of the clan. They may not agree with his beliefs and customs…

Theatrical Skills Essay

“How Theatrical Skills were used at a particular moment to create a specific effect for the audience” On 17th December, I along with other students at SHSG saw the play ‘Nation’ at the National Theatre in London. ‘Nation’ was a romantic comedy with elements of adventure and thrill. Nation was performed in the Olivier Theatre, which…

How Does Shelley Create both Horror and Sympathy for the Creature in her Novel Frankenstein Essay

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Everyone has heard or it, but so many can say what it is about, and what its message is, mainly because it is so hard to know exactly. This is party because it so interestingly ahead of its time. Creating life using genetic engineering was almost unheard of, and this new…

Doctor Dolittle Theatre Review Essay

Along with my year eleven drama group I attended the opening night of the Manchester Palace Theatre professional production “Dr Dolittle”. The trip took place on Monday 5th November and featured Tommy Steele; a relatively famous actor. The production was based on the books written by Hugh Lofting rather than the Hollywood film featuring Eddie…

Henry V Play Review Essay

On the 25th November 2009 our drama group saw the play Henry V, in the North Wall professional theatre in Summertown, Oxford. The play was directed by Lucy Maycock. It was a whole school production (but incidently did not contain any members of the shell year). The genre of the piece was Contemporary Shakespeare which…

Blue Remembered Hills Synopsis Essay

Scene 1 – Willie and Peter are introduced, setting the time the play is set and the age of the characters. They’re talking about fighting and parachutes, which suggests it is during World War 2. Scene 2 – They talk about the other characters, giving us a deeper insight about what they’re like and what kind…

Cinderella scenes Essay

Cinderella was the main character in the play. Cinderella was portrayed very polite, for example: Cinderella’s step mother insulted and gave her more jobs to do and in return Cinderella asked her how she was and did not complain about what her step mum was doing to her. Cinderella was also portrayed as a stupid…

Evaluation of Live Theatre: Nation Essay

Nation is a play of two teenagers, Mau and Daphne (nee Miss Ermintrude Fanshaw), thrown together when Daphne’s boat travelling from England is shipwrecked on Mau’s island. Mau is the last remaining member of his tribe, and Nation is the story of Mau and Daphne’s struggle to build a new nation of their own, overcoming…

The climax of ‘The Crucible’ is the personal crisis faced by John Proctor Essay

When Elizabeth is charged with witchcraft, John sacrifices his pride in an attempt to save her – his pride which he held so dear, this shows the audience that he truly loves Elizabeth. Miller also portrays Elizabeth’s love for John by lying to try to protect him but this proved to be his undoing because…

Arthur Miller wrote the play Essay

At the beginning of this extract Miller has the court set out and ready to spring a dramatic effect as he has the basis for it already set up with the accusations of Mary Warren that Abigail and the girls are feigning spirits in order to carry out slander campaigns led by jealousy and envy…

The film Great Expectations Essay

The film “Great Expectations” has a more interesting beginning and has more effect on the reader, than the opening chapter in the novel. The film starts by Mr. Pirrip (Pip as an older gentleman) reading to us the first few lines of the novel. You can only see his hands on the book, when it…

The Hound of the Baskervilles Horror or whodunnit? Essay

This essay will analyse The Hound of the Baskervilles to see if it is a horror or whodunit. The novel was first published in nineteen hundred and two and went on to become a big hit with the Victorian public. It is a story set in a bygone time when superstition was rife and people…

Showing the end of the chapter Essay

Danforth is first introduced to us in this section, which has been chosen for us to analyse when Proctor leaps on Abigail violently, to react with this I would jump out of my seat and hammer my first, firmly on a desk in front of me. I would frown and look astonished because this is…

Written by an American Playwright Essay

The last two acts of The Crucible are highly dramatic. Focusing on two key moments, explore and analyse their significance to the play as a whole. You must comment on how these relate to the social and historical context of the play. Introduction This essay is set out to analyse and explore on two key…

Royal Court Theatre Essay

Although the title of the play was called ‘Rhinoceros’, I did not initially believe it would be about rhinoceroses. Instead I believed that the word ‘rhinoceros’ was a mere hidden meaning which would be revealed later on in the play and yet to my surprise the play was about rhinoceroses. Even more intriguing was that…

Live performance theatre Essay

On Friday 9th March 2012 I attended a live performance of one of the West Ends longest running plays; The Woman in Black written by Susan Hill and adapted by Stephen Mallarat at The fortune theatre. The play proved to be a truly spine chilling experience and captured its audience from the start by using…

White theatre performance essay

On Thursday, October 23rd 2008, we saw a production of ‘It’s not all Black and White’ written by Hannah Philips at the Birmingham Library Theatre. The play is set in England, in the late 17th century, where a ship had travelled to. On board were black slaves and white masters. It was written in honour of…

The Speckled Band Essay Paper

The Man with the twisted lip is an unusual story from Conan Doyle, in this story when Holmes goes to visit the jail, you would expect him to produce some detective stuff, like magnifying glass, but instead he pulls out a bath sponge. He is a highly respected detective, so why did he do that?…

Fortune Theatre in London Essay

My GCSE Drama group went to see ‘The Woman in Black’ at the Fortune Theatre in London on the 15th of January 2011 . The play is adapted by Stephen Mallatratt but was based on original novel by Susan Hill. Summary: The Woman in black is a chilling tale of obsession, death and unforgettable horror….

Theatre 101s performance Essay

On 20th May 2009, I saw Theatre 101’s performance of their self written play “Star Crossed Lovers from Verona”. It is a comedy based on the works of William Shakespeare written in the style of an Elizabethan Drama and Commedia Dell’Arte and is about three different stories of love and betrayal taken from “Romeo &…

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