Blood Brothers Overview Essay

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Blood Brothers Overview

Blood Brothers tells the story of twin bothers who are born into a large working class family from Liverpool called the Johnston's. Due to financial problems and threats from the welfare to take the family into care, Mrs Johnston decides to have one of the twins adopted into the Lyons family, (a rich upper-class family who are unable to have children). The play looks at the differences and conflicts in their upbringings, their relationships to each other and those around them, and their real and adopted mothers.

The essential way we went about working on it was this. We would start off by reading the passage we would be working on at the beginning of the lesson. We
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* Kids- role-playing in playground - For this lesson we practiced with our teacher in a whole class role-play of how to act as children. We practiced many of the features of children such as very happy and over expressed facial features and body language often doing very childlike and disgusting features that we thought kids would do in and act like.

* Mrs Lyons presents Mr Lyons - For this task we worked in boy/girl pairs that our teacher selected for us. This was a good development as it enabled us to work with people we would never usually work with and see how well we got on with each other, although for some students it was very awkward. For this scene we performed Mrs Lyons presenting the baby that she had received from Mrs Johnston and portraying our views of what we thought Mr Lyons reaction would be. We mainly focused on our body language and trying to perform as naturally and real as possible.

For our main task we focused on Act 4 scenes 1 and 2 and the transition between the two. We had to create two scenes over the period of a few lessons, which would show the first one being a group of happy young people, enjoying themselves and having fun. We would then create a second scene showing the change into a sad and depressed group of people in which nobody has jobs and everybody is unhappy.

For our first
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