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My Mother Said I Never Should GCSE (Student / Study Guide) (Paperback) (Sophie Bush)
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Designed to be both accessible and comprehensive, this Student Guide to the play provides an extended narrative on the content, structure, context, tone and themes of Charlotte Keatley's 1987 playMy Mother Said I Never Should. Considering the play's dual capacity as literary work, written out of a particular socio-cultural context, and text for historical and contemporary performance, this student guide will be the essential resource for any student working on the play.
Principle areas of focus include:
Historical, socio-cultural and theatrical context Information the playwright and other work by herDetailed analyses of ideas, themes, characters, narrative and dramatic techniquesAnalysis of characterisationKey literary, linguistic and theatrical/dramaturgical features of the text, including style, form, structure, plot, narrative, character, dialogue, theme and symbolism)Production histories and adaptations, including up-to-date reflections on key productionsA variety of activities, designed to allow students to reflect upon their learning and understanding in both the classroom and at home