J.B Priestley’s “An Inspector calls” Act One

“An Inspector Calls” is a play set in 1912. J.B Priestley wrote it in 1945. The writer’s reputation is significant because he was a social commentator and the play has a social message. The main themes of the play are capitalism is bad, and that everyone in society has a duty to each other. The play is also concerned with guilt and responsibility.

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Educating Rita – Scene I

Educating Rita is a play written by Willy Russell in Thatherite Britain in the early 1980’s, when the role of women was to earn a living for the family and produce children to carry on the family name. Rita is

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The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy – Theatre Essay
Recently, I have been studying a play written by Terence Rattigan, titled “The Winslow Boy”. It is based on a true story during the depression building up to World War 1. The main theme that I have noticed throughout the book is the principle and concept of the

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Language + Movement = Drama – Theatre Essay

Language + Movement = Drama – Theatre Essay
Aristotle compiled a list of factors that he felt made good theatre. Two facets of theatre in which I am most interested is language and movement. I find message-driven plays most interesting, both the written words

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Using Proper English Pronunciation In The Theatre

The stylistic effects of the divided lexicon in English are often used in literature in order to express ideas in unique way, to shape a character or to attract the reader’s attention to a certain part of the text. These effects became to possible due to the consequences of the Inkhorn movement during the Renaissance. The supporters of the Inkhorn movement believed that English language should be Latinized. As a consequence, many Latinized words entered the English vocabulary, but the Anglo-Saxon words also stayed within it. The difference between Anglo-Sacson words which are considered to be low (L) and Latinized words which are considered

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Our Day Out – Theatre Essay

Our Day Out – Theatre Essay
The play “Our Day Out” is about a school class from Liverpool that go on a school trip to Wales. They go to a few places along the way like the zoo an old castle and the beach. One of the teachers, Miss Kay, wants all the people on the trip to have fun – this leads to a lot

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A Day In The Death of Joe Egg – Prompted Essay

A Day In The Death of Joe Egg – Prompted Essay
How does Peter Nichols play “A day in the death of Joe Egg” involve its audience in the problems of looking after a handicapped child? A day in the death of Joe Egg is a powerful dramatic novel written upon a husband and wife looking after a special needs child.

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