- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):John Smart
- Available from: June 2001
Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres.
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Looking back on 20th century British drama from its' historical, social and political perspective enables the reader to set each play in a broader context. Contents include a selection of play extracts from well-known authors including Harold Brighouse, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Each title includes a wide-ranging yet carefully levelled introductory discussion of a literary period, genre or theme, to provide students with an excellent introduction to an area of literature.
Helps students to address the new assessment objective 4 ('demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received') - worth up to 35% of the A level qualification under new guidelines.
Discussion questions and end-of-section tasks offer an invaluable resource for self study as well as helpful exam preparation.
A mini-anthology of texts and extracts saves teachers time searching for appropriate 'wider reading' texts.
- 1. Approaching 20th-century British drama
- 2. Approaching the texts
- 3. Play extracts
- 4. Critical approaches to 20th-century British drama
- 5. How to write about 20th-century British drama
- 6. Resources.
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