Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley:
An hour of delicately timed disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set starts to disintegrate.
Seen at the afternoon performance on 26th July Some actors have now left the cast. It took the monkey over a year to get around to this - and it is pleased it did - managing to catch much of the original cast before they disperse to other projects.
That the play is the product of graduating drama students "doing it for themselves" and ending up, through numerous versions and presentations, with a full-length show backed by a major producer is an achievement. It also means that their frame-of-reference for its creation matches directly the situation they attempt to create.
Students writing about a 'student dramatic society' means that emotionally, the whole thing feels genuine even as every artificially created comedic idea unfolds.
And that is the true strength of the show. Fans of s sitcoms will recognise every element of slapstick, every scrape and "Fawlty" moment - and still, because the show is so truthful, laugh like drains. Better, every performance is slightly different a third-time visitor informed the monkey that one particularly wonderful "pantomime" moment has never happened beforeand if the show has been running a year, it still feels as fresh as the first night it portrays.
Some wonderful performances from Adam Byron as Trevor the indolent Lighting and Sound Man, Rob Falconer as a cheery Max Bennett, Henry Shields as Chris Bean - effortlessly improvising from audience reaction; plus rubber-faced, exquisitely expressive Nancy Wallinger as Annie Twilloil are the highlights of a cast who work tirelessly to ensure nothing goes right.
Yes, the play itself could do with a little more structure towards the end, and just occasionally a little time to allow the audience to rest before the next joke and also, perhaps, the odd deletion of repeating a fairly flat joke twice.
For the most part, though, it zips along, laughs piling up and honouring the finest traditions of "Noises Off" and "No Sex Please, We're British" to name but two. It's not going to please everybody.
Those seeing sophisticated word-play should look elsewhere; but after a hard day at work it requires little effort to love this manic group of young hopefuls, and should delight the Great British crowd. The monkey for sure will be back to see it again some time, and only wishes it had caught the show sooner.
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Comparison Ozymandias, My Last Duchess. All the poems have one clear, distinct voice.; Each poem is built around a character who has some distinctly unpleasant qualities.; All the poems are about.
A Comparison of Da Vinci's and Tintoretto's The Last Supper - A Comparison of Da Vinci's and Tintoretto's The Last Supper The two paintings and artists I am going to compare and contrast are "The Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci () and "The Last . "My Last Duchess" is a poem by Robert Browning, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue.
It first appeared in in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhyming couplets of iambic pentameter. Resources included: – A PowerPoint containing a lesson (ideally taught over a double), building up to a comparison of the poems Ozymandias and My Last Duchess (includes essay plan).
– A model comparison essay (level 6 - arguably full marks).
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