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Discovering Literature. Approaching Shakespeare. Because – but – so: thinking about Jekyll, Hyde and the human condition. – Mr... Evidently Chickentown—John Cooper Clarke. An English teacher's blog: 'An Inspector Calls' is a play, lovie, darling! For years, I have really struggled with the exploring and teaching of the genre of ‘An Inspector Calls’.

an English teacher's blog: 'An Inspector Calls' is a play, lovie, darling!

It’s not that I think it is without genre, but I think the genre is questionable and particularly vague. Yes, the play has the trappings of a murder mystery play. Yes, it has some elements of a ‘well-made play’. But, arguably, there is much about the play that doesn’t fit these types of story, and play. The play does seem like the ending of Agatha Christie novel with the Inspector (Poirot) working through the possible motives for the death and eliminating each character in turn by revealing their connection and motive to the deceased or soon to be deceased. For me, this question of genre has really stuck with me. What if ‘An Inspector Calls’ isn’t actually a naturalistic play but a Brechtian style play instead? The 10 ‘whys’ of Jekyll and Hyde. Like many English teachers, I’ve come across the phrase ‘This makes the reader feel…’ many times.

The 10 ‘whys’ of Jekyll and Hyde

This fairly clunky, and often misattributed statement makes a sweeping judgement about readers, and often leads to a very thin point, which misses out analysis completely. When I posted this in April, it led to some debate about whether we can ever claim to know an author’s intention. Michael Rosen and Phillip Pullman even got involved, through a series of sub tweets. I felt simultaneously proud and ignored. 'An Inspector Calls': Top Set Analysis. An Inspector Calls is poisonous, revisionist propaganda – which is why the lu... An Inspector Calls is poisonous, revisionist propaganda – which is why the lu... Signposting and gatekeeping the supernatural: Servants and doors in The Stran... In this guest post teacher Claire Stoneman shares her passion for Victorian literature with a case study of servants and agency in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Signposting and gatekeeping the supernatural: Servants and doors in The Stran...

She emphasises the role of doors in this context – reiterating the importance of doors in this novella, which our Blog readers may remember from Lorraine Adriano’s earlier post. Claire Stoneman (@stoneman_claire) is a deputy head of a secondary academy in Birmingham, UK. She also teaches English, and has a particular interest in Victorian literature. Claire is a member of the steering group for the Midlands Knowledge Schools Hub, and also works with a grassroots organisation – researchED – to promote the use of research-informed teaching and leading in education.

Claire organises an annual regional conference with researchED: researchED Brum. Teaching beyond the test One of the areas in education I am most passionate about is teachers relishing, and having time to consider, the delicious specificity of our subjects. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs - Poets on Desert Island Discs. School Radio - Talking Poetry. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, John Agard. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Imtiaz Dharker.

AICBooklet With Notes. Read the excerpt from chapter 4 of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Presently her eye wandered to the other, and she was surprised to recognise in him a certain Mr. Hyde, who had once visited her master and for whom she had conceived a disl. EMC JHRevision for Edexcel. Shakespeare's Globe. Themes and planning. History Short - The Romantic Era (Art and Literature) HISTORY OF IDEAS - Romanticism. Introduction to the Romantic Movement. Introduction to Romantic Poetry. An Inspector Calls mind maps. AIC quotation grid. An Inspector Calls Full Text. The Not Dead. Simon Armitage on his poem 'The Manhunt' Top 10 Notes: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Introducing the Gothic genre. What is Gothic Literature? Mr Taylor. Literature Paper 2 Exemplar Questions Booklet. Gothic fiction tells us the truth about our divided nature.

As a scholar of Gothic fiction I research tales about vampires, ghosts and doppelgangers, and incestuous maniacs pursuing maidens down underground passages.

Gothic fiction tells us the truth about our divided nature

What possible "truth" could such fictions offer? And even if they have truths to tell, what possible relevance could such discoveries have for a Christian audience? Many of my fellow critics would doubt that they have any but a negative truth to tell to religion. The taste for Gothic fiction begins in the Enlightenment period, when the truth claims of religion were being questioned. SparkNotes: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Romeo and Juliet Spark notes. No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today. Table of Contents Characters Prologue Prologue Act 1 Act 1, Scene 1 Act 1, Scene 2 Act 1, Scene 3 Act 1, Scene 4 Act 1, Scene 5 Act 2. Celebrity Mastermind with Keats as a specialist subject. Have things changed since Eva Smith's day?

Three long-serving primary school cleaners, who went on strike over claims their wages and conditions were cut when a private company took over the contract, have been sacked days before Christmas.

Have things changed since Eva Smith's day?

The women – Lesley Leake, Marice Hall and Karen McGee – sparked a debate over outsourcing when they went on strike for 14 weeks after their school in West Yorkshire was turned into an academy earlier this year. Known as the “Kinsley cleaners”, the women said they had their wages cut from £7.85 an hour to the minimum wage of £7.20 once the contract switched from Wakefield council to C&D Cleaning in April. The women, who between them have more than 28 years’ experience cleaning Kinsley primary school, returned to work earlier this month. But on Thursday they were told they had been sacked. POETRY ANTHOLOGY. HISTORY OF IDEAS - Romanticism.

Romeo and Juliet. It is hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare.

Romeo and Juliet

Since their composition four hundred years ago, Shakespeare’s plays and poems have traveled the globe, inviting those who see and read his works to make them their own. Readers of the New Folger Editions are part of this ongoing process of “taking up Shakespeare,” finding our own thoughts and feelings in language that strikes us as old or unusual and, for that very reason, new. We still struggle to keep up with a writer who could think a mile a minute, whose words paint pictures that shift like clouds. These expertly edited texts are presented to the public as a resource for study, artistic adaptation, and enjoyment. William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' Analysis. MITSL. Unseen Exemplars from Mock. The-Strange-Case-of-Dr-Jekyll. Unseen Exemplars. An Inspector Calls Historical and Social context. Nightmare: Birth of Horror - Jekyll and Hyde (BBC 1996)

'Love and Relationships': GCSE Eng Literature Poetry. 'Power and Conflict' Poetry: GCSE Eng Lit. J.B Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls' Analysis. BBC Bitesize - GCSE English Literature - Comparing unseen poems - Revision 1. 'Jekyll and Hyde' Analysis. Upload Click here to donate mrbruff Loading...

'Jekyll and Hyde' Analysis

Working... ► Play all 'Jekyll and Hyde' Analysis mrbruff12 videos1,392 viewsLast updated on Jul 23, 2016 Play all Sign in to YouTube Sign in History Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... Rain. I love all films that start with rain: rain, braiding a windowpane or darkening a hung-out dress or streaming down her upturned face; one long thundering downpour right through the empty script and score before the act, before the blame, before the lens pulls through the frame to where the woman sits alone beside a silent telephone or the dress lies ruined on the grass or the girl walks off the overpass, and all things flow out from that source along their fatal watercourse.

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However bad or overlong such a film can do no wrong, so when his native twang shows through or when the boom dips into view or when her speech starts to betray its adaptation from the play, I think to when we opened cold on a rain-dark gutter, running gold with the neon of a drugstore sign, and I’d read into its blazing line: forget the ink, the milk, the blood— all was washed clean with the flood we rose up from the falling waters the fallen rain’s own sons and daughters and none of this, none of this matters.