Cathy's Book by Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman, and Cathy Briggs is a break-out Young Adult first published September 12, 2006. A following of about 1000 members online of all ages and genders, it sold 6,000 copies in a meer 3 months of being published, and number 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list. And those are just the book's stats. Cathy herself is a very popular character with 1,200 friends on Myspace, 22 followers on Flickr, and 1,863 friends on Facebook. An impressive feat, considering
effective. The final scene of the play, as Carol walks off down the road, clutching her goldfish - a happy, smiling girl returning to her deprived life, but with her new-found knowledge of its limitations - is very poignant. She glances up to see Mr Briggs' car driving off after he has made the decision to revert to his old self.
The play "Our Day Out" in based around the remedial class of an inner city Liverpool comprehensive. The children are the bottoms of the heap; they are not blessed with a well off families to support them. The two main teachers are Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs who views contrast and contradict each other throughout the play. On this particular day the "remedial class" are of on a school trip hence the title "Our Day Out" to Conway castle in Wales though this is not the only place the children get to see
Russell skilfully created a strict old fashioned, selfish character: Mr Briggs and throughout the play convinces us that he is transforming into a fun, laidback person. But is he? This essay will focus on how an audience might respond to Mr Briggs, and how Russell uses his character to help the audience understand the plight of the children in the progress class. At the beginning of the trip Russell skilfully uses Mr Briggs sharp stern entrance onto the coach to accentuate his personality.
The Characters of Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs in Willy Russell's Our Day Out On 28th December 1977, a play was televised on T.V for the first time. The play, called "Our Day Out", written by Willy Russell, was about a progress class going on a day out to Conwy Castle, in Wales. It focuses on two main characters, Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs, both teachers in an inner-city Liverpool school. Both of these characters are very different in image, behaviour and attitude to teaching. Mrs Kay is a teacher
The Ways that Mr Briggs and Mrs Kay are Presented in Our Day Out by Willie Russell Our Day out by Willie Russell is an energetic and humorous play, about a school trip to Conwy castle. The 'progress class', a class for illiterate children, are on a trip to Wales where the liberal Mrs Kay and the strict Mr Briggs have completely different ideas about the day should be organised. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs have two distinct
characters, such as Briggs and Mrs Kay. Briggs sets a strict example of a teacher, while Mrs Kay is a completely different individual. Briggs shouts at the children, and has no empathy for themâ€¦ "Stop!Slater,walkâ€¦walk!â€¦" This shows how Briggs wants to retain control by issuing orders. Mrs Kay however, is very laid back and relaxed and lets the children run amok while she has coffee. There is a considerable difference between the personalities of Mrs Kay and Briggs. Russell creates personality
Comedy in Our Day Out by Russell In this assignment I am going to look at the ways in which Willy Russell has created humour within the play 'Our Day Out'. I will pay particular attention to the characters, their dialogue and the events that take place Willy Russell was born in a town near Liverpool, he left school at fifteen with no idea what he wanted to do and nothing but an O'level in English. 'Our Day Out', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Educating Rita' are a reflection of Russell's own
The Dramatic Devices in Our Day Out by Willy Russell Willy Russell, the author of ‘Our Day Out’ was a playwright in Liverpool writing at a time when there was a high level of unemployment and a feeling that even with an education there was little work available. In the inner city areas there were low levels of literacy, schools attempted to deal with the disaffected students in special classes. Willy Russell grew up in Liverpool and worked in various jobs there in his adult life, so
even depressing. The story is quite powerful and get you thinking about many things. It was designed for television in 1977 and made into a musical in 1983; there would be many difficulties to put it onto stage. The problems would consist of Mr Briggs car approaching the zebra crossing, having a lot of children on the stage at once and having the buildings on the stage especially the school etc The play is set in Liverpool in a very run down area and extremely deprived, the behaviour and