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    Willy Russell's "Our Day Out" Willy Russell has written many plays over the last thirty years, but there is one feature that is common to all of them: the issue of social and cultural background. This is the situation of the characters; their surroundings; their class; the society in which they are brought up, and the culture of that society. It is this that can lead to the behaviour, feelings, opinions and general outlook of the characters. Russell explores the effects that society and

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    OUR DAY OUT!!!! THE EFFECTS OF CHARACTER IN ACTION THE USE OF DRAMATIC DEVICES and THE LAYERS OF MEANING IN LANGUAGE, IDEAS AND THEMES Writers are influenced by the historical times in which they live. Everyday of their lives, what they say and the way they act is influenced by the time in which they live. The 70s influenced Willy Russell in his writing. There are many examples of this in Our Day Out such as the style of the fair and the shop, the way the characters speak and the

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    Our Day Out by Willy Russell 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

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    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

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    Review of Our Day Out by Willy Russell 'Our day out is an interesting play based on a school trip with a group of underachieving children. This play conveys a deeper message about life in areas like Liverpool for people in the late 1970s. The playwright-William 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

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    Analysis of the Cliff Scene in Willy Russell's Our Day Out The title of the play is 'Our Day Out' Willy Russell wrote it in 1977. He was born in Whinston Lancashire. He grew up in Knowsley; a model village set in the countryside outside Liverpool. Once Russell had qualified as a teacher he worked at Shortfields Comprehensive School in Liverpool where his experiences lead him directly into the writing of 'Our Day Out'. While it was written in 1977 its roots were firmly planted In Russell's

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    The Importance Of Carol As A Character in Willy Russell's Our Day Out The play, "Our Day Out" was written by Willy Russell in 1976, set in Liverpool. Willy Russell was born in 1947 near Liverpool, he has also written other plays such as, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers. The play "Our Day Out" was originally written for television and was televised on BBC 2, 1977. It is a celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school

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    Stereotypes in Our Day Out Can Willy Russell be accused of using stereotypes as a means of putting his opinions forward? Throughout the play; ‘Our Day Out’, written by Willy Russell, there is a constant use of stereotypes portrayed in the characters. Stereotypes are standardised characters or a fixed idea of something. Willy Russell used stereotyping as an effective way of putting his opinions forward because he could develop his initial ideas for characters to raise awareness of what

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    Our Day Out by Willy Russell For our second module, we looked at the study of the play ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell. The play is about a special needs class from Liverpool going on a day out to Wales, and the different dilemmas they put their teachers Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Kay through (like stealing animals from a zoo). We had to choose three key moments that we thought were the most important sections from the play and where we thought drama was built around. For us, the key characters

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    Our Day Out by Willy Russell Our day out was written in 1977. It originated from Willy Russell's experiences at Shorefields Comprehensive school where he taught from 1973 - 1974. during that year that he taught, Russell accompanied the teacher of the remedial department, Mrs Dorothy King, on a trip which was to Conway castle and zoo for the children in her care, and at the last minute, a Deputy head teacher also joined them in going to the trip, and created a potential recipe for disaster

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