Billy Liar

Billy Liar is a story about a young man not strong enough to cope with to reality. Billy lives in his own secluded bubble where every thing will work out fine and he can lie and live as recklessly as he likes, hence “Billy Liar”. During the play we see Billy become more and more …

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World Literature

World Literature Name: Course: Date: World Literature Anton Chekhov One of the readings that I chose is “The Kiss,” by Anton Chekhov who was one of the greatest Russian writers. Chekhov started his career by writing jokes and anecdotes in popular magazines. At this time, he was earning money to support his career as a …

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The video, “Talking Heads Two” was made in 1998. It is a collection of six dramatic monologues by various different actors, each one telling their own story. Bennett wrote a series of monologues in 1988 for BBC 2 at a time when they were having financial difficulties. Monologues were chosen as they only required a …

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A Lady of Letters

In this essay I will be outlining and discussing the issues of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ character Irene Ruddock and how he scripts it so that we sympathise with her; I will be outlining the facts about why and what she has done, the effect and impact it has on people and how Alan Bennett …

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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers is a famous play that is performed nearly everyday at the Phoenix Theatre, on Charing Cross Road. We have been studying the basic story line of the play and using it as our stimuli for similar improvisations, but seeing it being performed professionally on stage in a theatre is quite a different experience. …

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Are We There Yet

An extraordinarily brilliant hilarious film aimed at people of all ages, this comedy stars cheeky seven-year-old Kevin, (Philip Bolden) and eleven-year-old drama queen Lindsay (Aleisha Allen) who, working as a team, mischievously cause chaos overprotecting their mother Suzanne, (Nia Long) who just wants to be ‘friends’ with Nick (Ice Cube). Suzanne is a divorcee with …

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An Inspector calls Essay

I sat down one evening to watch a prestigious BBC television performance of J. B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ whole heartedly yet I found it was very disappointing and somewhat tedious from the outset. Firstly, my personal view is that for the majority of the whole production I think it may be fair for me …

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Educating Rita

The name of the play that I am doing this coursework on is called Educating Rita, it is written by Willy Russell. Willy Russell was born in Whiston, just outside Liverpool in 1947; he comes from a working class background. Before becoming a writer he was a ladies hairdresser, he worked extremely hard to become …

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