Saturday, February 23, 2019
“Blue Remembered Hills” by Dennis Potter Comparison
In this essay I am going to comp be my hornswoggle with devil comparatives. The play I performed was a scripted piece called Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter, written in . The other two texts are, My Mother verbalise I never should, by Charlotte Keatley, written in , and Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, written in .My cognitive process was set in 1943, in the West Country, in the long pass holiday. Naturalistic theatre was used, however, although it was about the events of seven children, adults play them all. War, bullying, abuse, onset and murder are explored within the play. It was aimed at adults, as the issues it broached were in addressed in great depth, and because it was shown through the naivety of children, children would not understand. The play has historical and political context, and the political affairs of the time dictate the dialogue. The fulfilment in which it was set is reflected by the constant references to the War and the Japs. The circumstances of the children, as soundly as historical background can be seen throughout. For example, when Donald says I be tired out and all, working on those saw mills. I cut me thumb off an all.My Mother said I never should is about four ordinary mothers/daughters and is about the social changes of the twentieth century, spanned over four different times. It is set in a variety of places fit to what best represents the era. It is also realistic, relating to my performance. It also incorporates the idea of children dealing with adult issues merely not understanding, for instanceRosie Mums got the curse. (Pause) Maybe we did itDoris (Pause) What curse?Rosie The curse.Doris Oh. Yes How dyou know shes got it?Rosie You can tell.Doris How?Rosie scantily can. Mums been cross with me all morning.Its also aimed at adults adults play children in the take because they also need to play adults in the production as well as children. In this way it was similar to Blue Remembered Hills.Blood Brothers was aimed at a broad audience, adults and children of all naval divisiones. It is also naturalistic, but also uses forms such as, narration and song. This detracts from reality but makes it more interesting. And adults play the children featured in the play yet again, linking the three pieces of theatre. It is set in the 50s and 60s, in the metropolis for the first act and the country for the second, so it is of a similar era to the other two pieces.In Blue Remembered Hills, there is no sign what class the children are from, but they are expected to be working class, and perhaps Angela may be slightly wealthier than the others. Similar to this is My Mother said I never should as they are middle/working class too. However, in Blood Brothers the two main characters Mickey and Edward are from two contrasting classes upper class, and lower class. There is direct conflict mingled with them, though they are naive due to their age yet again, for example, Edward is referred to as a fri ggin poshy. It addresses issues such as prejudice, class, money, status, superstition and violence.All three pieces are similar, using adults to play children especially, this is an interesting approach, and allows the playwright to broach more respectable issues and adapt them for families or adults. This may detract from reality but naturalistic movements were used, mimicking children helped present the serious issues further.