Archive | January, 2013

OM2G – some interesting stuff about self-awareness and cultural comedy

30 Jan

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This blog contains some good points about how OM2G has translated to Broadway…

http://bltnotjustasandwich.com/2012/05/02/commedia-dellarte-in-2012-one-man-two-guvnors-robbed-of-a-tony-nomination/

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A Servant of Two Masters

30 Jan

200px-Carlo_GoldoniThere are some more points here about Goldoni’s original play, and check out the interview with the director on pg. 14 – defnitely relevant to One Man Two Guvnors…
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Commedia dell’arte

30 Jan

I found this helpful little Powerpoint online and thought it might be helfpul as a means of discussing how OM2G uses the conventions of the traditional form…Slide1

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One Man Two Guvnors tasks/ links

28 Jan

Hello everyone,OM2G

To help you with your coursework, here are the choice of tasks, as well as some videos and materials that I have found. Remember that it’s perfectly acceptable to refer to the performance that we watched in Glasgow, as well as notes from the programme and the pack below…

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  • How do the cultural references used in One Man Two Guvnors appeal to the audience? Discuss with reference to two key scenes.
  • How does the dinner scene in One Man Two Guvnors draw together a range of comic features to engage the audience?
  • To what extent is the audience’s involvement the most effective comic device used in One Man Two Guvnors? (incorporating aside/ participation/ manipulation etc) Discuss with reference to two key scenes.
  • Richard Bean’s use of social stereotypes generates comedy for the audience, but how? Discuss with reference to two key scenes or characters.
  • Does the ending of One Man Two Guvnors conform to the traditions of a comic resolution?
  • One Man Two Guvnors could be seen as a very self-aware comedy. Discuss in relation to two key scenes or characters.
  • How successfully does Richard Bean combine high and low comedy in two key scenes of One Man Two Guvnors?

An interview with James Corden and Richard Bean (writer) and Nicholas Hytner (director) about the production: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-features/8875088/One-Man-Two-Guvnors-interview-James-Corden-Its-the-best-fun-Ive-ever-had.html

A 5* review from The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/25/one-man-two-guvnors-review

An interview with Richard Bean (audio) http://www.theatrevoice.com/3617/playwright-richard-bean-career-overview/



Behind the scenes: how do they stage One Man Two Guvnors?

An interview with different cast members – some nice clips of the dinner scene here…

The following is the first in a series of 16 clips from The National Theatre, incorporating interviews, video diaries and interviews…

Jekyll and Hyde – some useful research and revision materials

28 Jan

Hello all,

These links will take you to lots of useful information about Stevenson’s novella. Remember, in the exam you will have to analyse an extract (close reading skills at the ready) and be able to choose and discuss another part of the novel along a similar theme ie: horror, duality, madness, religion/ science etc. or by focusing on a particular character. You must know the novella inside out and back to front so reading it at least 3 times is necessary.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/prosejekyllhyde/

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/summary.html

http://www.shmoop.com/jekyll-and-hyde/

Here are some resources from me too…

Jekyll and Hyde exam revision sheet

J&H Unit overview sheet – this explains how you will be assessed and how to get the grade you want…

J&H workbook Lots of helpful things – just in case you lose yours!

And this is just for fun…

Lady Macbeth CA

21 Jan

Dear all,

Here are the materials which I sent to all of you to help you prepare for your Lady Macbeth CA. This will take place in the second week back after half term (w/c 18th Feb) so make sure you do some work!

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth key scenes

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Controlled assessment resit paragraph plan Helps you know what to write in each paragraph…

Macbeth resit controlled assessment blank plan Use this to write out your notes…

Mrs Sapsford