'Blood Brother' is a moving story of twins seperated at birth and is a favourite with examining boards at GCSE. This photo-copiable resource is suited for pupils for both Foundation and Higher tier study and provides comprehensive analysis of plot, characters and themes in the play.
GCSE English Text Guide - Lord of the Flies
Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, CCEA, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English Literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Blood Brothers throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Blood Brothers as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter
Author: Willy Russell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A Liverpudlian West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the story of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.
Author: David Grant
Publisher: York Notes
Find everything you need to achieve your full potential with York Notes for GCSE Study Guides, now updated for GCSE (9-1).
AQA GCSE Drama
Author: Joy Morton, Ron Price, Rob Thomson
Written for students taking the AQA GCSE drama specification, this text aims to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding students need to succeed in the course. The book takes a hands-on approach with activities and practice in both the written and practical elements of the exam.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Coordination Group Publication
GCSE English Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Complete Play (with notes)
An Inspector Calls
Author: J. B. Priestley
The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl's suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death.
Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions provide in-depth explanatory material alongside the play texts frequently studied at Key Stage 4. Whether for use in the classroom or independent study, these editions offer a fully comprehensive and lightly glossed play text with accompanying notes specifically directed towards readers of this age, which unravel essential topics and challenge all students to delve further into literary analysis. A well established modern classic, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers tells the story of Mickey and Eddie, twins separated at birth who grow up to lead very opposite lives, but which constantly and inevitably intersect. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text, this edition contains sub-headed analyses of themes, characters, context and dramatic devices, as well as background information on the playwright. The Methuen Drama GCSE Student Editions never lose sight of their readership, and offer students the confidence to engage with the material, explore their own interpretations, and improve their understanding of the works.
Author: Ernst Haffner
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later, Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by unwritten rules and mutual loyalty. Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II. Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner’s story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground bars and makeshift hostels, struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life, and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society.