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DESCRIBE WHAT THE WORK IS ABOUT

Enter Achilles is a physical theatre piece which is based on what constitutes masculinity - using sexual politics to hide un-manly behaviour from fear of becomming an outsider to the other group of men

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

  • the bar of of the pub (public)
  • back alley 
  • landlords flat
  • the roof
  • the canal 

 

how does the physical setting show the significance of the work? 

pubs are stereotypically where men go on a 'lads night out' 

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PROPS

identify and describe 3 props used in Enter Achilles 

  • pint glasses: see through, dont have a brand on them, used in place of a dancer partner, used as earings, pint glass ends up in between the mouths of two of the dancers, stifles the scream of one of the dancers, questions what is really being desired 
  • football: round, black and white, plastic, pentagon pattern, symbolises a woman
  • sex doll: an inflatable plastic woman with holes in the genital areas, blonde, large breasts, used as a volleyball, football, rugby

Explain how two properties help show the significance of the work 

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MUSIC

songs from musical films 

  • Grease: Summer Lovin'
  • Saturday Night Fever: Stayin' alive

famous songs

  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
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CHOICE OF DANCERS

All males - the fact that the dancers are all male follows the idea of masculinity and how un-masculine behaviour is hidden through fear of becomming an outsider to the rest of the group

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