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Hannah and Hanna – Live Performance Review

As part of our Drama GCSE coursework, we went to see a live performance and were asked to review it. We saw Hannah and Hanna, a piece about the status and treatment of asylum seekers in the UK. The characters were Hannah, a white, working class girl living in Margate, a city the sea. She…

Critical Evaluation Arising From Final Improvisation Piece

In our final improvisation for fatal shore, we were in a group of 5. Our piece started off with a blackout, two members of the group were holding candles another member shouted out the year that fatal shore took place. We all walked in to the room where the fifth member of the group was…

You Made Me

You Made Me is, overall, a very serious play exploring the breakdown of relationships and the consequences and feelings caused, from a child’s point of view. Mostly reflecting the effects of divorce, domestic violence and bullying. The mood is dark and depressing through most of this play, though there are relief factors throughout to relieve…

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Brechtian style

In this piece I took on more than one role, as did the rest of the actors in my group. We took on a Brechtian style throughout the whole play, giving a very physical, exaggerated and satirical style to the acting. In a Brechtian production the actors would use gest and exaggerated expressions to become…

Fairytaleheart

Fairytaleheart is a play written by Philip Ridley and directed by Richard Croxford. It is produced by Replay Productions. Replay Productions is one of the fastest growing theatre companies in Northern Ireland. It aims to produce plays which have relevance to the issues faced by young people in Northern Ireland today. Fairytaleheart is one of…

Urban Afro Saxons

The name of the play that I went to see was called ‘Urban Afro Saxons’. It was shown at the theatre royal in Stratford East. The play was co-written by Kofi Agyemany and Patricia Elcock. Paulette Randell directed the performance of Urban Afro Saxons, which belonged to the production company called Talawa Theatre Co. The…

The Godmother and Bugsy Malone

My practical work in March 2007 was for the option of acting in AQA’s GCSE theatre studies. I played Velma from David Foxton’s play The Godmother. Velma is one of the main characters. It was a scripted piece work based on the theme of Spat’s being the ‘main man’ but Velma actually being the ‘main…

A Prayer for Owen Meany

The play A Prayer for Owen Meany is about the power of religious belief and the power of believing in yourself and in the people that surround you. The purpose of the play was to help you take a drastic look at your own belief and how you react towards it and how your religion…

Balm in Gilead Critique

The first thing that struck me about this play was the title Balm in Gilead. I had no idea what this meant. Yet, I still do not know what the title means, but now I understand the plot of the performance. The second I heard the name of play I thought this was going to…

Use of Language in Miss Julie

The use of language in Miss Julie is very complicated and simple throughout the play and also was written in 1888. The language of the play is Swedish written by August Strindberg but was translated into English by Kenneth McLeish and when you translate a language into English its really hard to make it sense….

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