Free Shirley Valentine Essays and Papers

Page 1 of 45 - About 446 essays
  • A Comparison between Billy Liar and Shirley Valentine

    977 Words  | 4 Pages

    A Comparison between Billy Liar and Shirley Valentine I have just been studying Billy Liar and performing it as part of my mock scripted drama GCSE, and have been asked to compare this theatre script to the film script of Shirley Valentine. I have already given the first difference between these two scripts; one is a theatre script and the other is designed specifically for the big screen. Billy Liar was originally a novel written by Keith Waterhouse, who with the help of Willis Hall made

  • Analysis of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers

    4048 Words  | 17 Pages

    parts of the play were still patchy to me, so I was looking forward to having the entire story acted out from start to finish. It was interesting for me as well because I was familiar with other plays Willy Russell had written. Having seen Shirley Valentine and read “A Grand Day Out” I enjoyed his of simple, uncluttered style of writing. “Blood Brothers” is set in Liverpool 1962. Its story stems from an impoverished single mother of six called Mrs Johnstone who, by finding that she is pregnant

  • Shirley Valentine Extra Scene

    663 Words  | 3 Pages

    Shirley Valentine Extra Scene Joe and Shirley are sitting by the sea sipping wine and the waves are lapping at their feet. There is an uptight atmosphere as the sun begins to set. Joe I think you should come home strait away Shirley. I feel that you are not the same woman you have your head up in the clouds. Shirley I may have my head up in the clouds Joe but I’m happy high in the sky, I’m no longer that boring woman who spent all day looking after her husband I’m Shirley Valentine

  • Review of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

    1076 Words  | 5 Pages

    Review of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell The screenplay Shirley Valentine was written as a monologue by Willy Russell. The play set in Liverpool, which is Willy Russell's home, tells the story of a lonely and bored housewife who is sick

  • Dramatic Devices in Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine

    1106 Words  | 5 Pages

    Dramatic Devices in Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine Willy Russell uses many different dramatic devices to explore the issues and themes of the play 'Shirley Valentine'. One of the main themes is change, Russell explores and portrays this issue using several dramatic techniques, particularly flashbacks, stereotypes and contrast. In the opening scenes of the play, Shirley is a stereotypical housewife. Her daily routine is cooking and running after her husband, Joe. Like most of the important

  • Dramatic Techniques in Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

    3414 Words  | 14 Pages

    Dramatic Techniques in Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell How do the dramatic techniques use in the play help the audience to understand the importance of Shirley’s transformation? You should refer to the significance of the play’s social and historical (settings, attitudes to women SHIRLEY VALENTINE Task: How do the dramatic techniques use in the play help the audience to understand the importance of Shirley’s transformation? You should refer to the significance of the play’s social

  • Shirley's Changes in the Course of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

    2077 Words  | 9 Pages

    Shirley's Changes in the Course of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell "Shirley Valentine" was primarily written as a monologue to express the emotions of a bored middle-aged housewife. The monologue was originally performed by the actress Pauline Collins. The monologue was adapted by Willy Russell and converted into a screenplay. Willy Russell kept most of the original devices such as the voiceovers and the flashbacks to narrate the story. Furthermore he added other character to the

  • Ender's Game

    3922 Words  | 16 Pages

    sister, Valentine, whom is the only person Ender truly loves. Ender is the third born in the Wiggin family, which is rare, because the limited amount of children per family is two. The government had been running a Battle School in space to train young boys and girls to become military commanders to fight against the buggers, aliens who had invaded Earth in the First and Second Invasions. Peter and Valentine had both been tried out for the Battle School, but Peter was too ruthless and Valentine was too

  • The poems' Valentine and In Mrs. Tilchers' Class both experience

    962 Words  | 4 Pages

    The poems' Valentine and In Mrs. Tilchers' Class both experience dramatic change throughout the course of their poems. They are both very similar in their structure because they both start off in a very positive way. For example the poem "Valentine" uses the words 'Red rose' and 'satin heart' in the first line, which also is the first stanza. Like this, in the poem "In Mrs. Tilchers' Class" the word 'laugh' is used in the first stanza. From this we can see that both poems are conforming

  • Willy Russell's Use of Devices to Invite the Audience to Sympathize with Shirley in the Screenplay Shirley Valentine

    1891 Words  | 8 Pages

    Shirley Valentine, a story about a middle-aged house-wife whose life couldn’t be more mundane; she has no one but the wall to talk to. Shirley Valentine, written by Willy Russell, is one of his most famous screenplays. This essay will look at how Russell invites the audience to sympathise with Shirley through his use of language, ideas and themes, the effects of dramatic devices and characters in the play. Russell uses characters and their actions to invite us to feel sympathy for Shirley. The

Previous
Page12345678945