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G.C.S.E Literature Coursework 20th Century Drama 'kes' The Play By Barry Hines And Allan Stronach.

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G.C.S.E literature coursework 20th century drama 'Kes' the play by Barry Hines and Allan StronachTo JohnCongratulations, you have been selected to play the role of Jud in the college production of 'Kes'.The play (Kes) is about a fifth teen year old boy called Billy Casper, its about his struggle and troublesome life and his love for a Kestrel. The main characters are Billy, who is a small, skinny fifth teen year old boy. Jud who is Billy's older half brother, he is big and he bullies Billy and their Mum. Their Mum doesn't really care about either of them and doesn't think Billy's school work is important, in act one : scene four, Mrs Casper wants Billy to go to the shop to buy her some cigarettes even though it would make him late for school. Billy's mum doesn't care about what Billy has to say, this is shown is act one : scene eight when Mrs Casper asks Billy a question and when Billy tries to go into detail about it she just stops listening to him and starts to talk about something else, and then in the final scene, when Jud kills Billy's Falcon, Billy rushes to his Mum for comfort, but his Mum just pushes him away and is embarrassed by Billy doing this, she then clearly shows that she is not bothered that Jud has killed Billy's Falcon, Kes. As you can see Billy proberly has one of the worst Mums in the world.At school Billy has more trouble. He encounters Mr Gryce the strict head teacher, and Mr Sugden, the bullying PE teacher. He also meets a kind English teacher, called Mr Farthing, who takes interest in Billy and his bird.The play is set in South Yorkshire in the 1960's. The main event in the play include Jud bullying Billy, when Billy first gets his hawk and then when he is training it and when he finally gets to fly it, when Billy talks in front of his English class about his hobby which is his bird, Kes, and the biggest event in the play is in the final scene when Billy finds out that Jud has killed his hawk, Kes.The character that you are going to play is called Jud. Jud is a big bully, who is in his early twenties. Jud works down the mines and doesn't care what his Mum, Mrs Casper says. He likes to bully and humiliate Billy all of the time. A example of this is in act one : scene one, when Billy says he is not going to work down the pits, Jud says, "No, and shall I tell you why ?""For one thing, you've to be able to read and write before they'll let you down the pit. And for another, they wouldn't have a weedy little bugger like you." Jud is normally scruffy until he goes out, then he dresses up and thinks he is "Gods gift to women." An example of this is act one : scene eight when he says, "Some bird's going to be lucky tonight."Jud can also get very aggressive and in act one : scene eight, Jud nearly breaks Billy's arm because Billy won't tell Jud where to...

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