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Name: Lizzie Pilcher

Title of play: The History Boys

Playwright: Allan Bennet

Theatre Company: Hand Spring Puppet company

Venue: Norwich Theatre Royal

Date of Performance: 26/05/10



Acting Notes: You should review at least two actors, so that you can quote from…

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Goose ­ Comedy; Wheelbarrow type structure; controlled by one person
Crows - Pecking and bodies in no man's land; two strings operated the wings and another
to control the beak and head.
Tank ­ Four people standing underneath; mainly portrayed by…

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Albert receiving the book and
letter
Joining army / search for horse at
Christmas
Cousin is killed
Tear gas scene
Albert and Joey Re-united at
hospital
Albert and Joey return home at
the end of the war.


Vocal performance techniques used:…

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Technical Notes:

Draw a front view of the stage. Draw a ground plan or overhead view of the
stage. Show entrances exits, important
pieces of scenery, different levels; and the
position of the audience.

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Communication of location through the…

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What sound effects were used? How did the sound contribute to the
Choir singing; helping the story creation of mood and atmosphere?
flow Emotive music gave the audience
Solo singer; helping the story flow the sympathy feeling for Joey.
Gun shots…

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Full-up stage lights
Strobe lighting
How well were the actors lit?
Well, never blacked out
During dramatic/ emotive scenes; dimmer/brighter/whiter/ ghostly
During war/ comfortable scenes; yellow/ dimmer/ warmer
Use of colour in the lighting:
Home
Warm/ yellow light
War
Bright/ cold…

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Rose Narracott ­ Mother of Albert and Wife to Ted. Strong characters who sticks
by her husband no matter what! Has a good sense of humour... Has a good
relationship with her son Albert.
Arthur Narracott ­ Uncle of Albert; fought…

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Sergeant Fine
Captain Stewart




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