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‘Top girls’ by Caryl Churchill

Top Girls is a play based on social realism in the 1980’s when it is set. The play is set around Marline a business woman who has sacrificed her child and love to reach the place in society she is now at the play looks at how she compares to woman in history. It looks Read More

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The Central Tension In `Volpone’ Involves A Conflict Between Moral And Immoral Behaviour

The play `Volpone’; written by Ben Jonson in 1606 centres itself around a conflict between moral purpose. The play itself contains so many un-likable characters that it is difficult at first to see how everyone can receive their “just desserts” as befitting of Jacobean drama. Does this play however have a final moral direction? At Read More

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Life After George

I didn’t have the opportunity to see Hannie Rayson’s first play Life After George and I couldn’t be more disappointed, especially after seeing her latest play Inheritance. Inheritance is a wonderful piece of work. It is a sensitive, tender play, witty and sophisticated at the same time. It is also a very deep piece of Read More

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Simply Heavenly

Simply Heavenly, a good choice for the name of this play as it fits in with the theme of love and relationships. There’s also a link with the lead ‘Jesse B Simple’, who proves to be a very simple man who eventually battles his way through dilemmas and obstacles to find his idea of heaven, Read More

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Who’s Life is it Anyway

Brian Clark uses a number of techniques to dramatise the Euthanasia Debate in his play, “Who’s Life is it Anyway”. Euthanasia is the means by which a person has the freedom of choice over whether they live or die. In the play there are two main arguments concerning this issue. One argument saying that a Read More

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How is love presented in Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is in essence a romantic comedy. The theme of love is implemented into both the main and sub plots throughout the endurance of the play; doing so from different perspectives and an array of forms. The other themes in Shakespeare’s play, such as madness and humour, all coincidentally have an inextricable link Read More