The upper classes were mostly unaware that the lower classes were leading such different lives to themselves. Shelagh Delaney's play brought to light what the lower classes lives were like and the differences between the two classes. The plays of the time had very structured, clear story lines, with stereotypical happy families. Shelagh Delaney challenged these ideas about the ideal play along with man... ... middle of paper ... ... "A Taste of Honey" was inspiration for many writers. The writers of "Soaps" like Coronation Street and Eastenders will have been greatly influenced by the new ideas that Shelagh Delaney had brought into theatre.
It’s my schoolgirl complexion’. She also becomes coy and likes the attention when she meets Jimmie. The play writer use dramatic devices to show the changes in Jo well, as in when she has quarrels and fights between the other characters. In the 1980s it was not common to be a single parent family, and Britain was not a multicultural society. Jo changes though the play one example of this is her opinion on poor housing.
Helen and Jo’s flat in the industrial town of Manchester was successful in showing her audience that not everyone received the affluence and prosperity after the Second World War. This was rebellious for the theatre and helped Delaney be recognised for being an influence in the British New Wave and the Angry Young Men movements. Delaney’s focus on structure in her play, with having a mirrored ending and time lapse throughout each scene is effective for social realism. The audience has an understanding and emotional reaction towards both Helen and Jo, and are also shocked by the taboo and more controversial issues that they experience with the male characters throughout the play. 'A Taste of Honey ' is a play that is ahead of it’s time, but also relevant for the audience, it would have been shocking for the 1950s, but from this it has progressed theatre to be more rebellious with it’s language, characters and representation of the working class on
Until this time, the majority of plays had been set in London, and were generally about the upper class in society. Delaney had decided to defy this convention, and set her play in Manchester. She said, 'North County people are shown as gormless, whereas in actual fact they are very alive and cynical' Furthermore, her play is certainly not about the upper class in society, both of these factors would have been very surprising for audiences in 1958. The opening scene shows us immediately into an unpleasant flat. Helen soon comments that, “Everything in it is falling apart” and that the view out of the window is of the “gasworks”.
When Eliza Doolittle appears herself in Chapter 1, she was just same shape as other low class people. She wore same thing as other low class people wear, and looks dirty because she did not wash her body. In linguistically, her pronunciation and grammar were terrible, and she has a London accent, so it was hard to understand her talking. However, although she was lower class people, she was always proud, and did not afraid to the other person. This quote expresses how she thinks herself; "I'm good girl, I am!".
The part of Georgie was beautifully played by Natalie Morales and Lydia witch was performed by Karina Hernandez. This play took place in a Boston apartment during present time. The play opened up in a much undefined manner doing a poor job in explaining the characters that were being spoken about. For instance when the play began the characters of Lydia and Andrew were being spoken about but the audience had no idea who they were, even though the character of Lydia was a bit better explained than Andrew they still left some gaps. Another issue that was exaggerated in an un realistic way were the curse words, I can understand that the character Georgie was supposed to be bad mouthed but not even the worst mouthed person wouldn’t have repeated the “F” word so many times.
The cloth looked very worn out as if she is homeless. Even the blanket used by the Queen when she was sitting wasn’t very well made and doesn’t express the Queen status within the play. Overall, the wardrobe was very beautiful with an exception here and there but worked beautifully. Overall the whole play was good, not great. I was more impressed with how well they were able to bring a bit more comedic side on the whole play of Wolf Hall.
With “in appropriate and pleasurable language” Aristotle means that the Ancient Greek tragedy had a chorus that has its own role in the tragedy such as to make comments on the action of the play while there were times that it sang their part. The philosopher believed that the language should be listened to easily while it should also have both rhythm and good harmony for the singing lines. When he refers to the narration of a story he means just simply to tell the story while in a play this story must be either dramatized or acted out. This is actually pointed out by “in a dramatic rather than
Examples of this are, 'Yes Prime Minister', 'Blackadder', and the still popular 'Only Fools and Horses'. They complied with the social and ethnic majorities of old day society - middle aged, middleclass, and white characters dominating sitcoms of that day. Very young or old people were not represented, along with the disabled and ethnic minorities. This may have been so as not to offend the more narrow-minded views of society. Men and women had very stereotypical traits that were incorporated into the main characters of a sitcom.
Women were stereotyped as housewives, and did not have much control over their own lives as women were seen to be owned by their husbands. In Great Expectations we can see how the women who fit Dickens' ideas were rewarded with happy lives, usually in the form of marriage, like Biddy. On the other hand, the women who did not conform to these ideas were punished in one way or another. Even though not all of Dickens' attitudes reflected what was typical of the period, many did. Great Expectations is a reflection of those attitudes that were most likely encouraged by the women in his life.