Objectives: <ul><li>To undertake some preparatory tasks for our next coursework piece </li></ul><ul><li>To explore the opening stage directions of ‘An Inspector Calls’ </li></ul>
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 20% of the 40%
Doing the wrong thing… <ul><li>Can you think of a situation where you did or said the ‘wrong thing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Where you realised you had made a bad moral choice… </li></ul><ul><li>What were the effects of your words and/or actions? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people were affected? </li></ul>
WHAT I DID; OUTLINE THE SITUATION IMMEDIATE IMPACT/EFFECT WHO OR WHAT ELSE WAS AFFECTED WHO OR WHAT ELSE WAS AFFECTED ULTIMATE IMPACT OR ‘PRICE’ OF WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS…
Definition: WHEN THE WORDS AND ACTIONS OF A CHARACTER HAVE A DIFFERENT MEANING FOR THE READER AS THEY DO FOR THE CHARACTERS. THIS IS THE RESULT OF THE READER HAVING A GREATER KNOWLEDGE THAN THE CHARACTERS THEMSELVES.
Rubbish dramatic irony: “ Something Picasso? He’ll never amount to anything!”
Effective dramatic irony: THE CHORUS ALLOWS THE AUDIENCE TO KNOW THE FATAL ENDING. ROMEO AND JULIET DO NOT KNOW THEIR FATE…
Task: <ul><li>A short piece of play script </li></ul><ul><li>Two or three characters talking in a particular location </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘play’ is set in 2000, but obviously is being written today </li></ul><ul><li>What words and/ or actions could show dramatic irony? </li></ul><ul><li>Try and avoid the ‘Titanic’ level of obviousness! </li></ul>
During this unit, you will: <ul><li>Explore and discuss the characters in the play </li></ul><ul><li>Identify important themes and issues raised in the play </li></ul><ul><li>See the play as a piece of drama, not just words on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the social and historical context </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the staging of certain key scenes </li></ul>
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 .
WHAT MIGHT WE EXPECT FROM A PLAY WITH THIS TITLE? WHAT DO WE OFTEN FIND IN DETECTIVE STORIES IN GENERAL?
The opening stage directions… How are you going to fill this space? What does Priestley describe? Use the A4 plain to plan the stage design, use quotes to justify your choices
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