My Mother Said I Never Should GCSE Student Edition

Author: Charlotte Keatley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474251846

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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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. Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should grapples with social forces that threaten to split four generations of women apart. When Jackie, who is unmarried, gives away her baby to her mother, the women are united in keeping this family secret yet divided in their opinions of it. In addition to some on-page explanatory notes and the play text itself, 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.
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My Mother Said I Never Should GCSE Student Guide

Author: Sophie Bush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147425165X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 6717

Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach their exams with confidence. Key features include a critical commentary of the play with extensive, clearly labelled analyses on themes, characters and context. They take studying drama even further with sections on dramatic technique, critical reception, related works, fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, directors or actors, and a helpful glossary of dramatic terms. Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should grapples with social forces that threaten to split four generations of women apart. When Jackie, who is unmarried, gives away her baby to her mother, the women are united in keeping this family secret yet divided in their opinions of it. Closely following the requirements of GCSE English Literature assessment objectives, these studies include expert advice on how to write about modern drama. With featured activities for group study and independent work, they are versatile and valuable to students and teachers alike.
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Top Girls

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350028592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Marlene thinks the eighties are going to be stupendous. Her sister Joyce has her doubts. Her daughter Angie is just frightened. Since its premiere in 1982, Top Girls has become a seminal play of the modern theatre. Set during a period of British politics dominated by the presence of the newly elected Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Churchill's play prompts us to question our notions of women's success and solidarity. Its sharp look at the society and politics of the 1980s is combined with a timeless examination of women's choices and restrictions regarding career and family. This new Student Edition features an introduction by Sophie Bush, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK prepared with the contemporary student in mind. METHUEN DRAMA STUDENT EDITIONS are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. A well as the complete text of the play itself, this volume contains: · A chronology of the play and the playwright's life and work · an introductory discussion of the social, political, cultural and economic context in which the play was originally conceived and created · a succinct overview of the creation processes followed and subsequent performance history of the piece · an analysis of, and commentary on, some of the major themes and specific issues addressed by the text · a bibliography of suggested primary and secondary materials for further study.
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Our Father

Author: Charlotte Keatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408172534

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 4819

This warm and gripping story of fear and forgiveness is the first major play in twenty years from Charlotte Keatley, the award-winning author of My Mother Said I Never Should. This beautifully immersive and yet also elusive new play is a subtle and compassionate piece, with real humanity of characterisation and a firmly-evoked sense of place. A young woman on the eve of her 30th birthday returns to her parents' home in the sweeping hills of the Peak District. But the house is full of memories, and down by the reservoir she hears a voice from a drowned village. In time, every secret must come to the surface. Keatley's atmospheric writing creates a palimpsest of the past which cleverly yet evocatively leaks into the present. She presents a clear continuity of wrongs repeating themselves and the damage they wreak lasting across centuries and generations. An impressively accomplished piece, Our Father's sustained atmosphere and strong characterisation connects with Keatley's trademark dreamlike sequences which defy a linear chronological structure. Reflecting how the past continually interrupts the present, the time device is fundamental to the play's meaning as well as its psychological themes of guilt, evasions, resentments and eventual revelation of secrets.
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An Inspector Calls

Author: J. B. Priestley

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232825

Category: English drama

Page: 79

View: 6008

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.
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Mothers on the Fast Track

How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Author: Mary Ann Mason,Eve Mason Ekman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195373693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

View: 4258

In the past few decades the number of women entering graduate and professional schools has been going up and up, while the number of women reaching the top rung of the corporate and academic worlds has remained relatively stagnant. Why are so many women falling off the fast track? In this timely book, Mary Ann Mason traces the career paths of the first generation of ambitious women who started careers in academia, law, medicine, business, and the media in large numbers in the 1970s and '80s. Along with her daughter, Mason has written a guide for young women who are facing the tough decision of when--and if--to start a family. It is also a guide for older women seeking a second chance to break through to the next level, as Mason herself did in academia. The book features anecdotes and strategies from the dozens of women they interviewed. Advice ranges from the personal (know when to say "no," the importance of time management) to the institutional, with suggestions for how the workplace itself can be changed to make it easier for ambitious working mothers to reach the top levels. The result is a roadmap of new choices for women facing the sobering question of how to balance a successful career with family. "Lots of excellent advice for women facing different career stages." -BusinessWeek "An interesting look at the real challenges that mothers face in balancing work and family in a variety of professions." --National Review "Must reading for professional women starting families, second chapters or simply trying to break through to the next level. An indispensable guide and realistic cost-benefit analysis of motherhood and women's careers." -- Lynn Povich, former Editor-in-Chief of Working Woman magazine
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Warehouse Home

Industrial Inspiration for Twenty-First-Century Living

Author: Sophie Bush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519462

Category:

Page: 320

View: 1383

A global look at contemporary, ingenious, and yet comfortable transformations of former industrial spaces into stylish modern residences
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Lord of the Flies

A Novel

Author: William Golding,Edmund L. Epstein

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780399501487

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8731

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
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Blood Brothers

Author: Steven Barnes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812548075

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4650

Austin Tucker, a former Green Beret, and Derek Waites, an outlaw computer hacker turned game designer, join forces to battle the ancient forces of evil that took their families away from them. Reissue.
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Shakers

Author: John Godber,Jane Thornton

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213161

Category: Drama

Page: 68

View: 2227

THE STORY: In a not-so-chic London bar called Shakers, we meet Carol, Adele, Nicky and Mel, four friends who have taken to waitressing in desperation but who also have wit and resilience enough to never let any of the colorful characters they come
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Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134693906

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2783

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3
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A Taste of Honey

Author: Shelagh Delaney

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232993

Category: English drama

Page: 95

View: 582

The classic play about the complex, conflict ridden relationship between a teenage girl and her mother - Includes notes and assignments suggestions.
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Girls and Dolls

Author: Lisa McGee

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 73

View: 1792

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Blue Remembered Hills and Other Plays

Author: Dennis Potter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571179060

Category: English drama

Page: 187

View: 2708

Dennis Potter here introduces three of his acclaimed works, Blue Remembered Hills (1979), Joe's Ark (1974) and Cream in My Coffee (1980), and discusses the artistic potential and the limitations of a constantly evolving medium.Blue Remembered Hills: 'The novelty is that the leading characters, a group of seven-year-old children, are played by adult actors. It is a brilliant device, employed not as a gimmick but to suggest that youthful behaviour is carried over into the grown-up world . . . Blue Remembered Hills won the BAFTA Award for Best Play in 1979 and is a landmark in television drama.' The Times
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Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412121

Category: Drama

Page: 163

View: 761

Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The Scottish Play" to avoid naming it.
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To Kill a Mockinbird, Harper Lee

Author: Beth Sims

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781408248836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 9884

Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of To Kill a Mockingbird will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.
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WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies

Author: Joy White,Chris Owens,Ed Pawson,Amanda Ridley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471867625

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 2357

Bring out the best in every student, enabling them to develop in-depth subject knowledge with this accessible and engaging Student's Book, created for the 2016 specification by a team of subject specialists and the leading Religious Studies publisher. - Helps students of all abilities fulfil their potential and increase their understanding through clear, detailed explanations of the key content and concepts - Motivates students to build and cement their knowledge and skills using a range of imaginative, innovative activities that support learning and revision - Provides a variety of quotes from sources of authority that students can draw on to enhance their responses and extend their learning - Encourages students to make links between the world religions and philosophical and ethical issues so they develop a holistic view of religion in modern Britain - Prepares students for examination with a rich bank of exam-style questions, guidance on how to improve responses and student-friendly assessment criteria - Enables you to teach unfamiliar topics and systematic studies confidently with clear explanations of Christian, Catholic Christian, Islamic and Judaic beliefs and practices, verified by faith organisations WJEC Eduqas GCSE RS Component 1: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the Modern World 1 Issues of Relationship 2 Issues of Life and Death 3 Issues of Good and Evil 4 Issues of Human Rights Component 2: 5 Beliefs and teachings 6 Christianity: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Islam 7 Islam: Beliefs and teachings 8 Islam: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Judaism 9 Judaism: Beliefs and teachings 10 Judaism: Practices
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Things I Know to be True

Author: Andrew Bovell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760620455

Category: Families

Page: 68

View: 3583

A complex and intense portrait of the mechanics of a family-and a marriage- through the eyes of four siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents' love and expectations. Bob and Fran have worked hard to give their four children the opportunities they never had. Now, with the kids ready to make lives of their own, it's time to sit back and smell the roses. But the change of the seasons reveals some shattering truths, leaving us asking whether it's possible to love too much.
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Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193381X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 9440

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.
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