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10-21-2011, 09:40 PM
I wasn't really sure where to post this, so move if necessary.
As part of my AS level literature coursework, we have to study two plays by a 20th century playwrite (we're doing Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie). Instead of the usual stotinu a discursive/ analytical essay, we get to do a more creative piece; write a scene that joins the two together.
I'm really looking forward to giving this a go (although it's quite daunting in that Williams is such a fantastic writer and I have to attempt to mimick this) and out of curiosity I was wondering if any of you have ever tried this sort of thing before? After I've done my coursework I might try it, just for fun, with two novels. Obviously for our coursework we have to copy Williams' style of writing to show we understand his techniques and what not, but when I try it myself I'd rather put my own style/ twist in it.
Also, anyone who has read Streetcar, opinions? I really loved it, I just wish I had the opportunity to see it performed.
Excuse any typos, I'm on my brother's iPod and I fail at typing on touchscreen.
01-15-2012, 11:29 AM
Well, I've never done anything like that before... But when I was younger we had a sort of family game that we played that was kind of similar.
You had to pick out two random nursery rhymes from one of those kids' books, and then make up a story that connected them. It was really silly, but it was a good exercise. I wasn't much good at it back then, being the youngest.
But I like the idea. I might just try it out for fun.
I haven't read any of Williams' work. I might though...
PS: Out of curiosity: What syllabus are you using?
Streetcar is brilliant. I never had to mimic his style of writing for any coursework but I had to do it as an excercise in class and I got an A*. If I still had it I'd type it up for you so you could 'av a look. The teacher's notes are on there, too, so you'd be able to see the kind of thing that makes marks. Obviously, I imagine the mark scheme differs between countries/continents/planets, but still. Wait, you're in the UK.
01-16-2012, 08:14 AM
Unless I'm not reading it right, SapphireSeaBird wrote this on October 21st. It's quite old!
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