- an inspector calls was written for a post-war audience, but it is set in spring 1912 the context of the play is close to that of the edwardian era as seen from a second world war perspective - play takes place in a fictional town called brumley, city in the north midlands. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in an inspector calls, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work wealth, power, and influence blame and responsibility. An inspector calls social & historical context powerpoint share my lesson is a destination for educators who dedicate their time and professional expertise to.
An analysis of how the appalling social conditions of 1940s england influenced jb priestley's 'an inspector calls' the narrator discusses the lack of access to education and poor sanitation of. Episode 1 of our season on 'an inspector calls' by jb priestley covers the social and historical context of the play click revision is a new and forthcoming online learning resource for. Start studying inspector calls: quotes and context learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Online study guide for an inspector calls (grades 9–1), themes, contexts and settings political and working life in 1912.
Quiz on bbc's texts in context useful for focusing students' attention when watching the bbc video (available online) download the adaptable word resource (subscribers only) download the free pdf resource (free members and subscribers) see other resources: an inspector calls. Groups of resources for a lesson on the context of 'an inspector calls' includes sample exam questions, various worksheets and a powerpoint lesson focuses on the 20th century background to the play and jb priestley's ideas and beliefs. An inspector calls had its first uk production in 1946, at the new theatre, london cast: ralph richardson as inspector goole, harry andrews as gerald croft, margaret leighton as sheila birling, julian mitchell as arthur birling, marian spencer as sybil birling and alec guinness as eric birling. A lesson covering the context of when the play was written and set differentiated resources throughout linked to aqa aos.
‘an inspector calls’- revision pack context to understand the context of the play, it's helpful to know a little about j b priestley's life and his political views during the early 20th century . Social, historical context and how this is reflected in ‘an inspector calls’ strikes and social unrest strikes were occuring all over the country in the summer of 1911, the miners’ union took action in favour of a minimum wage leading to violent riots. To begin to support my students in not only understanding context, but finding meaning in it, i integrated elements into the text (an inspector calls in this case) as we read the text and avoided a ‘context lesson’ which immediately separates the context from the ideas and meanings in the story. An inspector calls questions and answers the question and answer section for an inspector calls is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In an inspector calls, priestley uses inspector goole to present his own views priestley is against selfish desires (presented particularly through mr birling and mrs birling , they use the pronoun 'i' compared to inspector goole using 'we') and social/economic inequality, and he pushes forward a message of social responsibility. Context an inspector calls (grades 9–1) 4 workers and bosses during the period when the play was set, labour was cheap and workers had few rights, so they were at the mercy of employers who treated them badly context an inspector calls (grades 9–1) 5 historical period. An inspector calls by j b priestley social, historical and cultural context a large percentage of this unit will assess your knowledge and understanding of the social, historical and cultural context. An introduction to the social and political influences behind j b priestley's 'an inspector calls' the distinction between when 'an inspector calls' is set (1912) and when it was written (1945. “an inspector calls” social and historical context the edwardian period or edwardian era in the united kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910 , the reign of king edward vii it succeeded the victorian period and is sometimes extended to include the period up to the sinking of the rms titanic in 1912 , the start of world war i in 1914 , or even.
The first half of the bbc's bitesize revision programme on the social/historical context of the play. Related discussions on the student room what is some inspector calls context for these quotes also » context of an inspector calls » english lit 2, how many marks is it for an inspector calls for. An inspector calls literary context objectives to know the meaning of mystery play, morality play and everyman to understand the links between an inspector calls and other texts to. An inspector calls historical context objectives to know the events of the time period to understand how they affect the play/author to complete note taking and set tasks.
Historical context of an inspector calls the play takes place right before the first world war, during a moment of rising international tensions and significant industrial expansion the industrial expansion resulted in a gain in influence and wealth for industrialists of the period (like mr birling. Let's rewind 100 years an inspector calls was written in 1945, but is set in 1912 have a look at the events that happened in the uk and the world between 1901 - 1952.
An inspector calls might be understood in several contexts first, it is an example of immediate post-war drama, which means that it was written after world war two first, it is an example of immediate post-war drama, which means that it was written after world war two. These an inspector calls teaching resources include a wide range of activities for pupils of all abilities: a brief biography of jb priestley and the social and historical context of. 'an inspector calls' is a play written by jb priestley, and was set in 1912, but was first written and performed in 1945 in the play, a girl commits suicide, and an inspector arrives to interview the birlings - a very rich family - who seem to be involved in the crime. An inspector calls - context this gcse english literature quiz will test you on the context in jb priestley's play an inspector calls the context of a text means the environment in which it was written.