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A Kestrel For A Knave

Author : Barry Hines
ISBN : 9780141903835
Genre : Fiction
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Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a disillusioned teenager growing up in a small Yorkshire mining town. Violence is commonplace and he is frequently cold and hungry. Yet he is determined to be a survivor and when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk he discovers a passion in life. Billy identifies with her proud silence and she inspired in him the trust and love that nothing else can. Intense and raw and bitingly honest, A KETREL FOR A KNAVE was first published in 1968 and was also madeinto a highly acclaimed film, 'Kes', directed by Ken Loach.
Category: Fiction


Author : Barry Hines
ISBN : 1854594869
Genre : History
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A tried-and-tested stage adaptation of Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave, about a troubled young boy who finds and trains a kestrel. Billy, a disaffected young boy, has problems at school and at home: he's neglected by his mother, beaten by his brother and bullied on all sides. He adopts a fledgling kestrel and treats it with all the tenderness he has never known. Slowly, he begins to see for the first time what he could achieve - if only he tried. Lawrence Till's adaptation of Barry Hines' 1968 novel retains its gritty charm and popular staying power. Kes was first performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 1999.
Category: History

Gcse English Literature Kestrel For A Knave

Author : S. Milliken
ISBN : 1844896099
Genre : General Certificate of Secondary Education
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Each full-colour GCSE Student Text Guide analyses a popular set text, or the poems selected in the Anthology series for GCSE AQA English Literature Specification A, in terms of context, plot and characterisation (where appropriate), themes and style. The guide concludes with advice on planning answers and writing essays, and provides examples of A*- and C-grade answers to exam-style questions, together with examinera s comments. Key points and wider, more searching questions about the work are highlighted and illustrated throughout the guides, with questions to review understanding at the end of each chapter. Answers to these questions are given at the end of the guides.
Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education

The Play Of Kes

Author : Barry Hines
ISBN : 0435232886
Genre : Drama
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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. In this dramatization of Barry Hines's novel, 15-year-old Billy trains a kestrel for whom he learns to feel great affection.
Category: Drama

Kestrel For A Knave

Author : Chrissie Wright
ISBN : 058231402X
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Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed summaries Commentary on themes, structure, characters, language and style Glossaries Test questions and issues to consider Essay writing advice Cultural connections Literary terms Illustrations Colour design

British Film

Author : Jim Leach
ISBN : 052165419X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores British cinema in relation to its social political and cultural contexts. Each chapter deals with a specific topic and includes close readings of key films from different historical periods. Demonstrating the richness and variety of a national cinema that has traditionally struggled to define itself between the paradigms of Hollywood popular film and European art cinema, British Film provides comprehensive coverage of British cinema and detailed discussion of specific films that can be used in tandem with screenings.
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Kes A Movie Analysis

Author : Martin Setzkorn
ISBN : 9783640169993
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: keine, University of Rostock, course: Kulturwissenschaft: Representation of class in British Films since the 1930s, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper I take a closer look at the movie Kes produced by Ken Loach. The movie is based on the book A Kestrel for a Knave which was written by Barry Hines. It is a pretty interesting story and by watching the movie the viewer automatically compares his own life and school experiences with Billys experiences. In the first part of this work I give a short introduction about the background and the situation in which the movie takes place. In the second part I take a closer look at Billys daily life, his future options and his relationship to his brother. [...]
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Life After Kes

Author : Simon W. Golding
ISBN : 9781910295311
Genre : Performing Arts
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Life After Kes examines the history and legacy of the 1969 award-winning British film, Kes, about a boy’s (Billy Casper) relationship with a kestrel. This fascinating book not only pays homage to the vision and extraordinary talent involved both in front and behind the camera but also looks at subsequent changes in the educational system, posing some important questions. Are we any better off today? Have schools and teaching staff moved forward over the last few decades? Have successive government’s learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Life After Kes explores the lives of the cast and production team since the making of the film including David (Dai) Bradley who played the lead role and examines why the legacy of Billy Casper and the national perception of Kes cast a shadow over South Yorkshire. Does Casper’s ghost still haunt this ex-mining community and is director Ken Loach’s gritty northern drama as relevant today as it was then? This book is a must-have for all film fans, anyone who enjoyed Kes and all those with an interest in British social history.
Category: Performing Arts