Tally's Blood has a chronological 'filmic' structure. Anne Marie di Mambro uses dialect, Italian language and humour to create naturalistic characters to explore the play's themes.
How is the play structured?
In chronological order
In reverse order
Over how many years does the play take place?
When does the play begin?
What examples of physical humour are used in the play?
Rosinella climbing into the wrong room
Hughie's failure to tell Lucia he loves her
Why do some characters blend Italian phrases with Scottish dialect?
To withhold information from other characters.
To remind the audience of their dual identity.
Some ideas can only be expressed in Italian.
What type of play is “Tally’s Blood”?
Why do some characters use humour?
To show off
To make fun of others
As a coping mechanism
How could Di Mambro’s stage directions be described?
What are some key props in the play?
The Pedreschi ice-cream cart
Bottles of ginger and Franco’s letter
Gas masks and Italian flags
In this play, what can be shown through stage directions?
The shape of the stage