What to include in a Drama GCSE Show review.

Notes and ideas on what to include in a show review. These notes/ideas can be adapted when writing any show review.

p.s - Some parts of these notes focus on the 'Blood Brothers' play, e.g when linking to today's society.

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1. Intro and summary
DATE WE WENT TO SEE THE SHOW ­ Phoenix Theatre
2. Performance Skills
What the actors did ­ playing characters of a different age to them ­ how did they show
the change in age? Did anyone stand out? How did the actors create tension? How did
they use their voices to show the differences in social class/age
Vocal skills
Movement skills
Use of space
3. Production Skills
Lighting
Sound
Music
Use of space
Set
Costumes
REMEMBER TO GIVE EXAMPLES AND EXPLAIN THE EFFECT ON THE AUDIENCE.
4. Links to today's society ­ (Why is the show still relevant today. Look at themes of show ­ social class,
superstition etc.)
Tories in power again.
Another recession.
Strikes and protests (university students, against the government ­ link to miner strikes at the
time of BB),
Housing situation in Liverpool still ongoing ­ many people from council estates being relocated.
5. Conclusion ­ own thoughts

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