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Oh what a lovely war

Oh what a lovely war is a very comical play showing World War 1 in a satirical context which is the exact opposite of Dulce et decorum which is very realistic and shows the real horror of world war 1. both of these ways of portraying a play have their advantages and their disadvantages. Oh Read More

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Swansong by Christopher Bruce

The chair is the only constant prop in the performance, and it is used in many ways. Firstly and most obviously it is used as a chair, in the introduction the victim is sitting on the chair and the interrogators use this to trap him in between them. By the 1st section the interrogators have Read More

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Yerma by Federico Lorca

Yerma by Federico Lorca has been described by critics as ‘One of the modern pinnacles of modern poetic drama that realises unknown aspirations and yearnings’. To create these definitive themes truly anchored in the depths of the play the dreams desires and more importantly cravings have to be accentuated through lighting, set design, props, and Read More

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A Promise is as good as gold

How successful do you think your performance was today in terms of conveying the story, creativity, mood and atmosphere, audience response? Overall, the performance went very well. Being the narrator I had the main job of conveying the story, so I made sure I brought it across clearly so the children could understand the main Read More

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Hedda Gabler

During this essay I hope to realise the response that I would want the audience to have of the play Hedda Gabler. I have to consider the ways in which this could be achieved, through the actor’s behaviour on stage and set design and other aspects such as music and lighting used. When many people Read More

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Comedy is created in many ways in this scene. Every aspect of media helps to create it including framing, camera and angle movements, colour, etc… If you analyse these things in great detail a lot of things come to light which at first glance you wouldn’t notice. Firstly, at the beginning of the scene when Read More

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My Mother Said I Never Should

When looking for my contemporary monologue I at first wasnt sure what kind of monologue I wanted, I knew I wanted one which showed quite a bit of emotion but as to which monologue I should of chose I was stuck on. I eventually found one monologue its called ‘my mother said I never should’ Read More

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Translations

The First change that we come across in the play is the change of education, changing from a Hedge school into national schools. ” Did you apply for that job in the new national school? ” Hedge schools were underground throughout the eighteenth century. Their name came from the fact that, that literally was where Read More

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller said in 1987, “the play is taking place in a cemetery where their [the Keller’s] son is buried, and he is also their buried conscience reaching up to them out of the earth”. This is reflected by the fact that the play is set claustrophobically in one place – the garden, in which Read More