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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….

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‘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…

Music in Renaissance Period Essay

Introduction Renaissance, literally, means rebirth; it is an era that began in sass’s and ended in 1600 and its school of thought dramatically shifted from religious and mystical ideals to a focus to human interactions. It is worthy and important to understand the changes from the transition of musical period, because they mark and shape…

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…

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…

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…

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 &…

Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton Essay

I went to a live theatre trip to watch ‘Bouncers’ on Friday 9th December at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. ‘Bouncers’ is written by John Godber and is set in and around a nightclub called ‘Mr Cinders’, with the action focusing on the exploits of four doormen and their customers. Multi-rolling is used mainly when the…

Fuse Theatre Company Essay

On the 16th March 2008, the Fuse Theatre Company came into school and did a play which is called the Shadow Companion. This had taken place in the theatre. This play had consisted of four characters their names are Asra Abboud, Ruby Wellbourn, Billy Wellbourn and Khadmin Abboud. Their actual names are Sarah Amankwah, Aisiling…

Apollo Victoria Theatre Essay

The play in which I have chosen to review is a musical named Wicked which I went to see in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s westend. The musical is new and is based on the bestselling novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire….

Theatre Review of Blue Remembered Hills Essay

On the 6th of February 2008, Dennis Potters wartime play ‘Blue Remembered Hills was performed to approximately 100 people at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre. As a well established theatre and production company I had very high hopes and expectations which were unexpectedly shattered by the amateur acting and ridiculous staging. Blue Remembered Hills is an intellectual play…

Play of social criticism Essay

‘An Inspector Calls’ is a play written in 1942 about a retrospective time just before the First World War. This was at a time in history when the industrialists had extensive power, and the working classes were destitute and disadvantaged. Through the play, Priestly sends a political message about society, criticising many things. The play begins…

The New Victoria Theater Essay

The play we went to watch was called ‘The Woman In Black.’ The playwright was by Stephen Mallatratt in the The New Victoria Theater and we watched this on the 1st February 2010 I thought that the play was very clever in which they directed the whole play. The play basically is this old man called…

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Essay

On the 3rd of November, 2006 I saw The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Producers is a west-end musical based on the 1968 film. It follows the story of two directors, Bialystock (played by Cory English) and Bloom (played by Reece Shearsmith) who attempt to put on a show that is a…

Woman In Black – Live Theatre Review Essay

On the 29th of November I went to see the woman in black at the fortune theatre in London. The play was adapted from Susan Hill’s original novel, ‘The Woman in Black’, by Stephan Mallart into a semi-naturalistic play within a play. The book pulled on themes from Victorian ghost stories, making it a horror…

10 Things I Hate About You: Movie Review essay

Katerina Stratford (Julie Stiles) takes no prisoners in her approach to life. She lives a virtually un-materialistic life compared to her little sister Bianca (Larissa Oleynik) who lives life as Daddy’s little princess and loves it. Only one thing stands in the way of happiness for Bianca; the one rule that stands in her household,…

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