Blood Brothers

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Author: Willy Russell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408176939

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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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.

An Inspector Calls

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Author: J. B. Priestley

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232825

Category: English drama

Page: 79

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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.

No Longer at Ease

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Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393998

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who, thanks to the privileges of an education in Britain, has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be backhanders and corruption. Obi manages to resist the bribes that are offered to him, but when he falls in love with an unsuitable girl - to the disapproval of his parents - he sinks further into emotional and financial turmoil. The lure of easy money becomes harder to refuse, and Obi becomes caught in a trap he cannot escape. Showing a man lost in cultural limbo, and a Nigeria entering a new age of disillusionment, No Longer at Ease concludes Achebe's remarkable trilogy charting three generations of an African community under the impact of colonialism, the first two volumes of which are Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God.

A Taste of Honey

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Author: Shelagh Delaney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472583779

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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It's chaotic - a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are. We don't ask for life, we have it thrust upon us. Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was nineteen, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. When her mother, Helen, runs of with a car salesman, feisty teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who promises to marry her before he heads for the seas, leaving her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff moves in and assumes the role of surrogate parent until misguidedly, he sends for Helen and their unconventional setup unravels. A Taste of Honey offers an explosive celebration of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world. Bursting with energy and daring, this exhilarating and angry depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war Salford is shot through with love and humour, and infused with jazz. The play was first presented by Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal Stratford, London, on 27 May 1958.

DNA

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Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432376

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008

A Christmas Carol

Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 128

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GCSE English for CCEA Revision

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Author: John Andrews,Aidan Lennon,Jenny Lendrum,Pauline Wylie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444145816

Category: English language

Page: 96

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Covering all aspects of the new CCEA GCSE English specification for 2003 onwards, this meets all examination criteria, providing candidates with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need in order to achieve success at this level.