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Inspector as a dramatic device

At the start of the play, we see a well-to-do family at dinner. The mood is quite relaxed, as they are chatting politely, yet informally. They are drinking alcohol liberally. They are wearing fashions of the period, and the men are wearing tails and white ties, not dinner jackets. TheRead More

An Inspector Calls

As the title says, all exits and entrances are important. They are important for different reasons. Some are important because they introduce new characters. Some are important because they cause dramatic tension. Others are important because they start a scene, act or play. I have chosen two entrances and oneRead More

The actor playing a character

From the moment Shelia first speaks to the inspector she starts to change and Eric does too. Shelia seems to notice something about the Inspector that makes her realise her errors and her input in the girls suicide, she realises this when she says ‘We all started like that –Read More

Classical drama

Andrew Davies always adapts for small screen, especially costume dramas or classical dramas. He converts a classical novel into a small screen production, and he always finds a sexual interest in things. When he is approached by a TV channel, the first thing he does is listens to the novel.Read More

An Inspector Calls by J. B Priestly

An Inspector Calls by J. B Priestly was first performed in 1945. The play was set in 1912 before the war; it centres around the wealthy Birling family. A visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole proves to be a horrifying experience for the Birling’s as they learn that they haveRead More

Hard Times

Dickens adds a dire authorial comment a paragraph later:- “ah, rather overdone, M’Choakumchild. If he had only learnt a little less how infinitely better, he might have taught much more! ” to convey the idea that if he had become a better human being than he would have been aRead More

Twentieth Century Drama

Twentieth Century Drama “An inspector Calls” J. B Priestly Read the passage at the end of act 2 pages 42-49 and analyse its effectiveness as a piece of theatre? As part of my English coursework I have been asked to read the passage at the end of Act 2 andRead More

Dramatically effective

Discuss the ways in which the final scene in act one from “A View from the Bridge” is dramatically effective.┬áMiller makes the final scene in act one so dramatically effective by using every conversational topic to build up this tension right up until the end when tension is paramount. ThroughoutRead More

The Speckled Band John Walsh

Writers of crime stories have to make the reader feel tense and excited to keep them interested. Arthur Conan Doyle makes the story interesting and tense by introducing key scenes which include firstly at Baker Street when Holmes rushes into Watson’s bedroom, Dr. Roylotts sudden arrival, Dr. Roylotts brutal behaviourRead More

Themes contained in the theatrical drama of ‘A view form the bridge’

Marco, although conventionally masculine, is still able to cause a conflict with Eddie or should I say Eddie is, still able to cause a conflict with Marco. Marco and Eddie conflict because Marcos manliness overshadows that of Eddie and this makes Eddie feel threatened. When Marco first arrives Arthur MillerRead More


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