An Inspector Calls - Social & Political Context

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Knowledge of the historical, political, and social events of the 1940s.
An understanding of how dramatic irony can be used to make a political statement.
An insight into how JB Priestley crafts audience response through characterisation.
Sarah LeesHost: Sarah is an English teacher at a Grammar school in South East London. She studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent and trained for her PGCE at UCL six years ago. She also teaches Film Studies at A level.

An Inspector Calls is a mid 20th Century classic written for the stage. In this class, students will have an introduction to the social, historical and political context of An Inspector Calls and will examine why JB Priestley chose specific historical events to create dramatic irony within the play to shape audience response. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 -11 who are studying An Inspector Calls but is an interesting class for all students!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for any students studying An Inspector Calls. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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