There are many significant similarities and differences between the
two extracts I have studied. A common similarity being the era they
are set in; during the Second World War.
Although the two pieces of drama are set in the same time period, they
offer a great contrast in terms of their setting. Blue Remember Hills,
set in 1943, is a naturalistic play situated in the countryside.
Whereas Hope and Glory very much displays the effects of war in towns
and cities, particularly the suburbs of London.
In addition Blue Remember Hills follows the life of a gang of children
who are played by adult actors where as Hope and Glory used child
actors. The time span for the two pieces also differs as Blue Remember
Hills lasts for a few hours where as Hope and Glory is more episodic.
Another difference is the audience the pieces have been produced for,
Hope and Glory is a cinematic piece of drama which has a film rating
of 15, and contai...
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