Essays on Drama

Dramatic in ‘An Inspector Calls’

The second entrance I am looking at is the entrance that sees the return of Eric from his walk “looking extremely pale”. This is a critical point in the play because it is the beginning of Eric’s confession. The Inspector, Sheila, Birling, and Mrs Birling […]

Emotional drama

Marlowe manages to telescope time in his production as he has developed a fast-moving plot. The plot is broken up into a great many separate episodes, most of them quite short, but we can follow it as a close-knit, coherent and logical chain of cause […]

Literature Drama after 1914

When Albert Prosser comes for Alice, she tells him that Mr. Hobson is still in. So Albert turns around to leave, Maggie stops him going and asks him what he wants. He says that he will buy a pair a of boot laces, Maggie takes […]

The Drama Unfolds

How Do The Views Of The Audience And Of The Main Character Change Towards Eddie As The Drama Unfolds? The views of the audience and the main character change radically towards Eddie. His loyalty and trust deteriorates. In the first section of Act 1 we see that […]

Dramatic tension

How does Miller create dramatic tension between John, Elizabeth and Abigail in Act 1, Scene 3 (pages 17-19) and Act 2 Scene 1 (pages 41-46) Tension is the most important thing in plays, films, books and all other types of entertainment. Dramatic tension can be […]

Dramatic performances

“All the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away” – Arthur Miller.1 Unedited raw emotion is the essence of dramatic […]

Dramatise conflict

And sat there as powerless as I, and watched it run its bloody course.” There are many conflicts which involves Eddie, a tragic hero with a tragic flaw, in the play “a View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller. The conflicts are dramatised by Miller by […]

A view form the bridge

East of Staten Island is Brooklyn, the second largest borough and the most populous. As a freestanding city Brooklyn, with its 1990 population of 2,300,664, would rank as the fourth largest city in the United States. Poised at the western edge of Long Island, Brooklyn […]

The Man with the Twisted Lip

This extract from “The Man with the Twisted Lip” gives me a sense of drug abuse, so the inspector may not be as good as everyone thinks. Conan Doyle only hints at drug use, maybe this is to put a little reality into his stories, […]

High drama

Miller uses a number of literary techniques to make the scene a more powerful one. The purpose of this essay is to identify these techniques and to highlight how each of them contributes to the overall drama of the scene. Act two begins with John […]