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An Inspector Calls And Other Plays

Author : J. B. Priestley
ISBN : 9780141917115
Genre : Drama
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'We don't live alone ... We are responsible for each other' A policeman interrupts a rich family's dinner to question them about the suicide of a young working-class girl. As their guilty secrets are gradually revealed over the course of the evening, 'An Inspector Calls', J. B. Priestley's most famous play, shows us the terrible consequences of poverty and inequality. The other powerful plays in this collection - 'Time and the Conways', 'I Have Been Here Before' and 'The Linden Tree' - explore time, fate, free will and the effects of war. 'A vastly talented and exceptionally versatile and wise writer' Iris Murdoch 'Priestley was volcanic, fertile ... and never dull' Anthony Burgess If you enjoyed An Inspector Calls, you might like Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
Category: Drama

An Inspector Calls

Author : John Boynton Priestley
ISBN : 0435232827
Genre : English drama
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Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer in the early years of this century, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter's engagement. Into this cosy scene intrudes the harsh figure of a police inspector investigating the suicide of a young working-class woman, every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret which links them with her death.
Category: English drama

An Inspector Calls

Author : John Boynton Priestley
ISBN : 0573012059
Genre : English drama
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Category: English drama

Oxford Literature Companions An Inspector Calls

Author : Su Fielder
ISBN : 9780198368915
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, the Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. In addition, this guide contains an extra chapter focussing on stagecraft and performance to boost students' confidence when writing about drama. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Time And The Rose Garden

Author : Anthony Peake
ISBN : 9781785351914
Genre : Literary Criticism
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J.B. Priestley is considered by many to be an old-fashioned playwright whose work is locked in a pre-war world of provincialism and whose ideas are way past their sell-by date. In Time and the Rose Garden, internationally recognised author Anthony Peake re-assesses the plays and novels of this fascinating writer. In doing so, Peake argues that Priestley should be recognised as one of the most prescient of all middle century playwrights and that his ideas on time, consciousness and mortality can be found in hugely popular blockbusters such as The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Deja Vu, Sliding Doors, Butterfly Effect and many others.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Inspector Calls

Author : Jason Cobley
ISBN : 1907127232
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In a graphic novel retelling of the J.B. Priestley play, the wealthy Brumley family is shocked to receive a call from an inspector investigating the death of a young working-class woman.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Priestley Plays Four

Author : J.B. Priestley
ISBN : 9781849437325
Genre : Drama
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Two little known Priestley plays, which, while they are quite different, have important features in common. The 31st of June is a comedy set partly in an advertising agency and partly in a medieval castle; Jenny Villiers is a serious play set backstage in an old provincial theatre. But both exploit elements of Time. In the 31st of June scenes switch between modern times and the middle ages, while characters move between both. There are kings, company bosses, princesses, fashion models, dwarves and two rival magicians. causing confusion and romance. Jenny Villiers examines life in the Theatre. The doubts of the present are confronted by players from the past, and a jaded playwright recovers his faith in the Theatre. Both plays were performed on the stage, but later rewritten and published as novels.
Category: Drama

English Humour

Author : J. B. Priestley
ISBN : 9781846649790
Genre : Literary Criticism
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English Humour Originally published in 1929 as part of the English Heritage Series, this is a fascinating book charting the progression of English humour - from great writers to great illustrators. Priestley, the great English novelist, analyzes different the facets of English humor from Chaucer, Chesterton, Shakespeare, Gilbert, et al. in this scholarly, entertaining book. Chapters: The English Character, Clowns and Comedians, Comic Art, A Gallop and A Gossip, Three Novelists, Charles Lamb, Dickens, Shakespeare. Author: John Boynton Priestley, OM (September 13, 1894, Bradford, England - August 14, 1984, Stratford-upon-Avon) was an English writer and broadcaster. Priestley was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and by the age of thirty had established a reputation as a humorous writer and critic. His first major success came with a novel, The Good Companions (1929), but he became better known as a dramatist. Without doubt, his best-known play is An Inspector Calls (1946). This was later made into a film starring Alastair Sim (1954). His novel Angel Pavement (1930) further established him as a successful popular novelist, but his plays are more varied in tone, several being influenced by J.W. Dunne's theory of time, which plays a part in the plots of Dangerous Corner (1932) and Time and the Conways (1937). He married the archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes, with whom he co-wrote some minor works. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Edwardians

Author : J. B. Priestley
ISBN : IND:30000077021305
Genre : Great Britain
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Although people see the Edwardian era as a golden age of peace, propsperity and tranquility, it was also one of hope and of new ideas, of inventions such as the radio and the aeroplane, and a fermant of activity in politics, social controversy and the arts.
Category: Great Britain