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Unmatched as a theatrical response to the First World War, R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End focuses on the experience of soldiers and the conditions in which they fought and died. Through a socially diverse regiment of English soldiers hiding in trenches in France, themes of courage and cowardice, camaraderie and heroism are explored in in wartime. The play was written by Sheriff in response to his own traumatising experiences in the trenches.
Written specifically for GCSE students by academics and specialists in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides are essential companions to the plays being studied in class. Key features include a critical commentary of the play with extensive, clearly labelled analyses on themes, characters and context. They take studying drama even further with sections on dramatic technique, critical reception, related works, fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, directors or actors, and a helpful glossary of dramatic terms.
Following the requirements of GCSE English Literature assessment objectives, these studies include expert advice on how to write about modern drama. With featured activities for group study and independent work, they are versatile and valuable to students and teachers alike.All in all, these GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach their exams with confidence