You should have drafted the content of your review in note form before writing in earnest. You must also make sure that you’ve structured your work so that it makes sense. For example, discuss lighting in one paragraph; don’t spread comments about it throughout the work.
It’s important that you write a good introduction to your review. This is how you set the scene for the reader and it determines if your work is worth reading in its entirety or not! So you need to provide details about the production, its genre, its main actors and any interesting background information.
Avoid telling the story as part of your review. You’re evaluating how well it worked, not explaining it. However, for your work to make sense you need to put your evaluation into context. This means a brief explanation of the basis of the story and its themes, the main ideas or issues explored. Read this example of an introduction to a theatre review:
In this opening paragraph the reader has already learnt:
- who wrote the play
- the genre, eg musical, tragedy, farce
- if the musical is of a high standard with the use of adjectives to enhance description like ‘powerful’, ‘sharp’
- the key themes of the piece such as ‘nature versus nurture’
- how the themes were reflected in the music and script.
Remember that once you’ve mentioned a production professional’s name, such as playwright, actor or director you can then use their surname only.
Class difference in Blood Brothers Essay
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How does Willy Russell demonstrate class difference in Blood Brothers?
"Blood Brothers" was written by Willy Russell in 1985. A Liverpudlian
West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their blood relationship until the inevitable quarrel caused through 'class' differences leads to the tragic outcome. In this essay, I will examine how Willy Russell demonstrates class differences in his play 'Blood
Brothers.' I will be looking at the differences between Mrs Lyons and
Mrs Johnson. The differences between Eddie and Mickey as young children at the age of seven. The different…show more content…
Y' knew y' wouldn't be able to pay didn't y'?" Mrs Johnson has eight children and so there is little attention given. In the play there is a teenage pregnancy; Mickey and Linda follow the same pattern as Mrs
Johnson. She has few luxuries, and has no toys for her many children.
Mrs Johnson is, however, a good parent in her own way. She "love the brunes, every one of them."
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Lyons are two very different people, Mrs Johnson hasn't got much time to spend with her children, and because she is busy working- "I know it's hard on all you kids, but try and get some sleep. Next week ill be earnin'," Mrs Lyons on the other hand is over protective and likes Edward to stay with her. She lives in constant fear of Edward discovering the truth.
Class difference in "Blood Brothers" is also seen when Mickey and
Eddie meet for the first time aged seven. Their social differences are shown by their language, behaviour of characters and how they react to each other.
Eddie is nave he has a sheltered life and is carefree, happy "bright and forthcoming." He is well educated and has a 'posh' accent, "super fun, actually" Also he knows what a dictionary is. Eddie talks to
Mickey happily despite their differences and with confidence offers a sweet. Mickey on the other hand is bored, suspicious streetwise and he has learnt to