Essay on Our day out

Our Day Out, Willy Russell Analysis

Our day out was written by Willy Russell, he uses many ways to give the impression of escape such as language, historical content, dramatic devices and most of all, his characters. As well as creating this theme, around it, he makes a very good intriguing play.The main view of escape is through the children, especially […]

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Our Day Out, Willy Russell Example #2

Over the past few weeks our class has been studying “Our Day Out”, a drama written by Willy Russell. It was first aired in December 1977 on the BBC. It is about a school trip to Wales for the ‘progress class’ of a Liverpool school accompanied by four teachers, two with very different ideas of […]

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Our Day Out, Russell

It’s the mid 1970’s: Britain is in economic recession, working practices are changing, many businesses are closing and numerous big employers are forced to shut down- including Liverpool’s main industry- the docks… Against this background of huge unemployment Willy Russell chronicles a school outing to Conwy castle with the school “progress class”. The play is […]

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Our Day Out, by Willy Russell – Review

“Our Day Out” is a 20th century drama play. It is written by Willie Russell and is based around a school trip from Inner city Liverpool to Conway Castle, Wales. During the play we see visible differences between the two leading teachers Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs (whose name in the play was just seen […]

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How does Russell present theme through his characters in Our day out

Willy Russell the author of Our Day Out has had his equal share of scrapes and he bases this onto some of his characters in our day out like the very unfortunate Carol Chandler who we see first out of the pupils and she has come to school with her school uniform which we read […]

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Our day out by Russell

The play ‘Our Day Out’ is set in Liverpool and on a school trip to Conwy Castle. It is set in the 1970s; children would have been separated into two different schools – grammar school and the comprehensive school. The play is about the progress class, which is a class for children with reading/writing problems. […]

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How does Willy Russell create dramatic tension in the cliff scene of Our day out

The play ‘Our Day Out’ written by Willy Russell is about a progress class from the heart of Liverpool that go on a trip to Conway Castle in Wales. Mr Briggs and Carol are involved in the cliff scene. The cliff scene is about Carol sneaking away from the others to the cliff, she is […]

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Characters Themes and Dramatic Techniques in Our Day Out

`Our Day Out` was written by Willy Russell to show people life in the inner city of Liverpool. There are a lot of scenes which create tension, excitement and disappointment in Our Day Out. One humorous part is Les the lollipop man, just after Carol has explained what the purpose of the progress class is, […]

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The generation of audience sympathy and identification in Willy Russell’s Our Day Out

‘Our Day Out’ is a play first seen on television, it was written by Willy Russell in 1977. Mrs Kay teaches a class with learning problems and decides to take them on a coach trip. I will be focusing on the characters ‘Mrs Kay’ and ‘Mr Briggs’. The scenes that I will be focusing on […]

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Twentieth Century Drama Assignment based on Our Day Out by Willy Russell

In this assignment I am going to focus on the way that Willy Russell uses the story of a school trip to raise a number of points about the way society treats individuals. Before I do that, I will consider the social and historical background of Willy Russell. Willy Russell’s own experience of education and […]

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Our Day Out, by Willy Russell

The title of the play I read was called “Our Day Out,” by Willy Russell. The play is about children who are taken on a trip by four teachers and they are on their way to Conway Castle but they stop at many other places such as the zoo, the beach and the fair and […]

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Our Day Out – How and why Mr Briggs changes

Well-known playwright, Willy Russell, wrote the play ‘Our Day Out’ in the 1970s. ‘Our Day Out’ turned out to be such a successful play that in the early 80s a major national channel (i. e. Channel 4) transformed it into a short film lasting approximately 90 minutes. The play is about a group of secondary […]

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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

The popular play and TV series our day out, written by Willy Russell was set in Liverpool in the 1970 ‘s. At this time Britain was in the middle of an economic recession and huge job losses were a result of this. Because of the high unemployment levels, social deprivation was at a high, with […]

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Our Day Out Analysis

In this essay I will be explaining and discussing the main theme in the play ‘Our day out’. I will use the scenes in the play to show how author Willy Russell made the audience aware of the lack of education and opportunities for young people in the inner city of Liverpool in the 70s. […]

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