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    Spring Shorts Play Report

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    I went to a college production, of the Spring Shorts play. This play took place at the Menifee Valley campus art theatre. There were many plays rolled into one throughout the production. I found each one to be unique, they did all came together as one cohesive whole. Each one described a new setting, and a new cast of characters in each one for the most part. I think the play was put together well, and you could tell that a lot of time went into the production. The environment was nice, it was all

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    of the Character Bamforth and How he Changes in the Play The Long and the Short and the Tall by Willis Hall Private Bamforth is an arrogant soldier from London who pays no respect to authority. He is racist, well educated, aggressive, and seeks argument wherever possible. Bamforth stands out in the patrol as he always hopes to be the center of attention and nearly participates in every single conversation. In the first part of the play, the author uses Bamforth to induce humour into the

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    Tennessee Williams

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    1938. Williams had begun writing plays while attending the University of Missouri and after his graduation he had supported himself doing a variety of small jobs. In 1939 he won a national drama award for a group of plays called American Blues. Williams achieved his first great stage success with The Glass Menagerie, which was produced in New York City in 1945. This play won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Prize as the years best play. Williams averaged two plays a year since that time. On February

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    Ayckbourn's Short Plays and Themes of Isolation and Loneliness Isolation and loneliness are common themes in three of Ayckbourn's short plays. It appears, in varying degrees within MF, DC and TP but always is a problem/theme inside each play. MF starts off with on the first page with a strong image of Lucy being isolated from the world outside., "she lifts the receiver then replaces it immediately" and "the door chimes again. Lucy ignores these". Lucy is isolating herself from people at

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    The Presentation of War in the Play The Long, the Tall and the Short Willis Hall was a man who caught the tail end of a ferocious war. He used his knowledge of northern life from Leeds to represent realistic people in an all too realistic war. Even though he never participated in World War II, he went on post-military service, with war-hardened officers, telling of tales of death and destruction. It's these two details of realistic people and harsh representations of a bloody war, combined

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    How Willis Hall Manipulates Tension and Conflict in the Long, Short and the Tall The Long and The Short and The Tall by Willis Hall is written about a war in the Malaysian jungle, seen through the eyes of seven soldiers within a group. Throughout the play, tension rises and lowers while the men talk and brawl, but when they capture a Japanese prisoner, tension reaches its peak. Simple brawls become wars in themselves, the members' conflicting views on what to do with the prisoner gradually

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    Good John Maloney

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    John Maloney’s “Good!” A short (14-line) poem encompasses the fast paced events within a Basketball game. The intense play-by-play imagery Maloney gives us displays his knowledge of Basketball and his love of the sport. There The poem is narrated in a limited third person perspective of a player that gains possession of the basketball after a rebound. The poet focuses the narrative on the actions directly following him gaining possession of the basketball. The determination the poet feels to keep

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    coursework: response portfolio Scaramouche Jones This year in year 10 G.C.S.E. drama we have been studying Justin Butchers play “Scaramouche Jones”. We read, discussed, developed and preformed certain parts of the play and using some of the explorative strategies of drama we gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the play text that was explored. Before we began to read the play text we were put into groups of 2 and we were made to perform a one minute piece of a clown show. This sketch was based

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    Summary

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    Meyer says “playwrights, writers who make plays, may begin a work in the same way as other writers, but rarely are they satisfied with only its publication because most dramatic literature, plays, is written to be performed by actors on a stage before an audience”. Drama consists of arms, legs, laughs, whispers, shouts, and gestures that are alive. Thus, the script comes to live only when it’s transformed to a performance. On the contrary, a closet drama is a play that is written to be read rather than

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    melodrama in which Blanche DuBois is the protagonist of the play. The play depicts how Blanche lies to herself as well as others, allowing herself to make life appear as it should be rather than accepting how it already is. She fantasises her own world rather than living in the reality. Further, Stanley, Stella’s husband who is a grounded gentleman, tries to disdain Blanche’s fabrications and makes all efforts to unravel them. Throughout the play there is a struggle between appearances and reality. William

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