Why might songs be used in the presentation of key themes in ‘Blood Brothers’?

1 year ago


1 Reply




Samir Toy

Need help with your studies? Find a qualified and experienced tutor on Sherpa.

Find a Tutor

1 Answer

Lucy Profile Picture

Verified Sherpa Tutor

The use of songs in Blood Brothers is rather like a Brechtian technique - it breaks the fourth wall for the audience and so, we listen more closely to the lyrics. They also help to contribute to the mood of the play - many of the repetitions to Marilyn Monroe give us a feel for the past, and the desire to live a different kind of life which is what many of the characters in the play aspire to.

19 years teaching experience including SEN. Here to help!

Interested in booking a 1-1 lesson with me?

Click here to view my profile and send me a message.