It is about an unhappy married couple who are given the chance to understand each other by discovering, quite literally, what they would do "if I were you," in the same manner as the novel Turnabout by Thorne Smith. This play was one of several attempts Alan Ayckbourn made to write a play involving swapping bodies. In , Body Language was premiered, where a fat woman and a thin woman swap bodies from the neck down following a botched operation. And in 's The Jollies , a young boy is transported into an adult's body whilst his mother is transported into a young girl's body. The play was written in January , initially with the title If I Were You , which was then altered to I to I before reverting to the original.
Skip to content. In this article I will outline several reasons for using role-play in the classroom and I will offer some tips for getting the most out of roleplay. Introduction Incorporating role-play into the classroom adds variety, a change of pace and opportunities for a lot of language production and also a lot of fun! It can be an integral part of the class and not a 'one-off' event. If the teacher believes that the activity will work and the necessary support is provided, it can be very successful.
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If I Were You is a novel by P. The novel was based on a play of the same name written by Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. The story concerns the romantic troubles of young Tony, fifth Earl of Droitwich. Engaged to be married to the beautiful and rich Violet Waddington, Tony finds his life thrown into chaos when his old nurse comes to pay him a visit, revealing a long-kept family secret. Tony departs for London with the resourceful Polly Brown, leaving the ancestral home in the hands of the Socialist barber Syd Price.