Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter

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Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter This year our practical assessment in Drama has been a three month project, from September until December, on 'Blue Remembered Hills' written by Dennis Potter, who also wrote other popular television programmes, films scripts and plays such as "The Confidence Course" that he wrote in the early part of his career in 1965, onto things like "Sufficient Carbohydrate" in 1983. Although he mainly wrote a lot of his scripts for television and films, script such as Blue Remembered Hills, originally written by Dennis Potter in 1979 for a small television programme telling the stories of a group of seven year olds adventures in a forest, on a summers day during the Second World War. However the tale was so popular that it was re-written as a theatre production suitable for the stage. Since then it has been made into a number of different films and theatre productions across the world. One example is an amateur production that we went to see in hove performed at 'The Barn Theatre' in Hove. The production was very successful, with sell out seat every night, proving it to be a very popular play to this day, not only to perform but also to go and watch. The themes of Blue Remembered Hills are very well shown through out the play, the themes include; Friendship: The string that holds all of the children together as friends. Pain: Something that in various form, effects every character, for instance, the pain Willie gets when Peter beats him up in the first scene. Abuse: The physical abuse Donald gets from his mother. Bulling: The bulling Donald receives from all of the other children when they call hi... ... middle of paper ... ...ordie shots a gun. We chose to perform in a completely naturalistic style. We felt it would make more sense and stay true to the way the script was originally written. Playing it completely naturalistic was the same as the original television programme and the same as the style of the film as well as similar to 'Stand By Me' We simply used our own ideas for set, costume, props and lighting to bring to bring it to life. Even the props we used we really simple in that we only used an apple and some matches. In conclusion I would say that due to various mean of research I have found out a lot of things about the characters, lifestyle in the time period, clothing and peoples belief that have all helped me play my character as accurately as possible, making the finished performance an achievement and very well done.
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