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To understand what will be required of you in our next Coursework piece
To explore the opening stage directions of ‘An Inspector Calls’
GCSE Eng/Eng Lit COURSEWORK EXAMS Original Writing Media Shakespeare 20 th Century Drama (play) Prose Study (Novel) 3 Speaking & Listening Assessments Eng Paper1 Sec A: Questions on Non Fiction & Media texts Sec B: Writing to Argue Persuade or Advise Eng Paper 2 Sec A: Other Cultures Poetry Sec B: Writing Inf/Ex/Descr Lit Paper: ‘Of Mice & Men ’ And Poetry (Heaney & Clarke) Lang: 40% Lit:30% Lang:60% Lit:70% S K I L L S
Identify important themes and issues raised in the play
See the play as a piece of drama, not just words on the page
Explore the social and historical context
Explore the staging of certain key scenes
Explore the role of the Inspector in J B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. Consider how he is used by Priestley, his importance in the play, and his effect on other characters . Refer to two or three particular scenes in detail .
Reading: Act One continues…
Characterisation: Physical description Likes/dislikes married? Social class strengths Weaknesses etc.. Mr Birling pompous Hard-headed business man You choose the character..
FINDING THE EVIDENCE…
Use the A4 sheet
Write down a characteristic of your character
Find the evidence in the play
Your quote could be a line of dialogue or stage direction
Reading: The ‘Inspector’ arrives…
Work in pairs
You are either the director or an actor
The actor playing Birling needs some advice
He wants to know about his performance in Act One, up to the first few questions from the Inspector
Script a conversation where you discuss the details of acting in this role…