There are three characters in this scene. One of them is the Bridegroom. In those days men had to be the providers, they had to be strong and they were also the centre of the family. This is exactly what the Bridegroom is, he works in the vineyards, he is the only son so he
During this review I will be discussing and comparing the main points of the play “Bouncers”, written by John Godber, which I attended on the 5th of October 2006 at the Queens theatre, Hornchurch. Firstly the basic plot of the play was a Saturday night out on the town from the different perspectives of a
The play, ‘Waiting for Lefty’, is episodic. By this I mean that within the play there are a number of subplots that add to the narrative. This is why it is non-Aristotelian. By using flashbacks we learn a great deal about the different characters and their lives before they were involved in the cab union.
For our piece of Drama, we performed a piece of devised thematic work; under option one entitled ‘Revenge’. This was a 15-minute performance based on superstition and the supernatural. Set in a normal modern-day high school in England, this piece base around the act of three teenage girls. When their teacher Mr. Andrews informs them
The practical piece began by the idea of Stanislavski emotion memory. However two performances that I had recently seen also inspired the idea of our starting point. These plays were named Blood Brothers and Road. Both the pieces used emotion to create a forceful atmosphere. The emotion helped the audience to feel the characters feelings.
I recently viewed the play The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project at the University of North Texas’ main stage theatre. The director of UNT’s production was Nicholas A. Davis and Timothy Wilson. The settings of the play took place visually in the same place for the entirety
Being a completely naturalistic play, Abigail’s party pursues all of the rules of modern day naturalistic theatre to creating a ‘Slice of life’ on stage. It follows the structure of Aristotle’s “Well made play”: Exposition Development Resolution Exposition: is the introduction to the characters and the situation; development: the plot/characters develop, and the play continues
The play Top Girls has a solely female cast this means that the audience is familiar with the many different characters each of who all have a story which they share with the audience over a dinner party. This enables the audience to have an involvement with not just one character but focus on several
The main topic of one of our workshops was “verfremdungseffekt” which concentrates of distancing techniques which ensures to remind the audience and actors that they are watching a play. This was an effective technique because unlike other plays it would make the audience know that this was only a play and it also limited their
I have decided to choose Act 3, Scene 1, as it gives a good insight into the writer’s character and what he intended to portray in this play. In particular it focuses on the main themes of love and death that he has explored throughout in this play and gives us a deeper understanding of
The play I am analysing is Passing Places, by Stephen Greenhorn. Passing places is a contemporary Scottish play, and is a comedy. There are some serious points in the play, but overall Stephen Greenhorn used the comedic element to good effect. The play is set in Motherwell, in the late 1990’s, early 2000’s. The reason
Marlowe introduces each character in a way so the audience develops and immediate sympathy or liking or disliking towards and then changes the character or develops them in such a way that the audience changes there original opinion of them. Marlowe does this in order to illustrate the sense of human nature and how it
I thought that it was important to find a play with four female characters as we were all girls and although we are able to play boys/men it makes it more believable to the audience and means we can be more into our character and act more realistically if we all play our own sex.
What lies beneath in ‘The Birthday Party’ is: deception, repression, responsibility, sex, revenge, religious, power and control, status, and the past. Characterisation Goldberg, a man in his 50s, McCann, a man in his 30s, Stanley, a man in is late 30s, Petey, a man in his 60s, Meg a woman in her 60s and Lulu
For my acting exam I choose to perform an extract from ‘Billy Liar’ By Keith Waterhouse where I played Alice. To get to know the play a little better I studied a play called ‘Invisible Friends’ by Alan Ayckbourn. ‘Billy Liar’ is set in the beginning of the 60s this is not the part which
Peter Shaffer’s Equus has a critically significant opening that helps to shape the underlying themes and atmosphere of the play. The extract makes use of the elaborate stage directions and effects to create an atmosphere of suspense, thus enabling the opening to be effective in capturing the audiences’ attention. Elaborate stage directions before the opening
We have experienced a broad range of performance styles, however only certain styles influenced our final piece. “Invisible Friends” by Alan Ayukbourn was used in our final piece as it is a script which contains an effective storyline for our theme ‘escapism’. The content was very fitting to our piece as it showed a family
Visual The set design I am using is for the scene when the apple has sunk into Gregors back and he is extreme pain and none of the family is willing to help him. I have decided to use a thrust stage as my set because I believe the back of the stage would be
Top Girls is a play rooted firmly in “Thatcher” Britain of the early 1980s. Top Girls contains only female characters, but the play focuses upon social and male influences upon them. It centres on Marlene, a career woman, who is determined to triumph over the constraints of her sexuality and surpass men in the workplace.
We saw the play ‘Bouncers’ at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on the 29th January 2002 at 19:45. I have never been to the theatre before and I knew very little about this play. All I knew was that four male actors were going to play the roles of at least three characters each, including