Essays on Play

The play in modern times

Khan’s textile shop is in karama, Dubai. The shop’s door is on the left hand side. The back door leading to the worker’s area is on the right hand side. Facing the audience is the wooden counter desk, with a rack next to it on […]

How appropriate do you find this extract as an ending to the play?

“O look sir, look sir, here is more of us”, shows how, at the end of the play everyone comes together. More basically, in reference to the direction of the actors on stage, the fact that everyone is on stage for the end of the […]

The play’s title

Harold Brighouse was born on 26 July 1882 in Eccles, near Salford, Lancashire. The son of the magistrate and treasurer of the Eccles Liberal Association, John Brighouse (who was described as being “addicted to work “) Harold enjoyed a happy, secured middle class family life […]

A play that shocked and entertained audiences

The Audience value Bianca’s frustration, as they are aware that Bianca may not marry under her fathers wish until Katharina has married off. Katharina’s character being independent, loud and vile towards her relatives and community, could have traumatised Elizabethian audiences primarily men, but it tends […]

The family’s exploitation

This other theme whilst adding reality, also adds suspense, a certain amount of dramatic irony and retains the audience’s attention by giving the characters very dramatic scenes and lines to play. Effective characterization is another substantial part of the play’s success, not just the realism […]

Playing tricks

I recognised one of the ladies in the park; she was sitting on the bench with her son watching their dog. “Hi Louise, could you look after Sam for a second. I need to take care of a little something,” I said gruffly tapping the […]

A performance of the play

J. B Priestley wrote the celebrated play ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the height of his powers as a playwright. Although the play was written at the end of WW2 in 1945 it is set in a spring evening in 1912, 2 years before WW1. Edwardian […]

The Death Of Eva Smith

In my opinion, all five of the characters that are interrogated by the Inspector, Inspector Goole, are mainly to blame for the death of Eva Smith. They are Arthur Birling, Sheila Birling, Sybil Birling, Eric Birling and finally Gerald Croft. However, some of them are […]

Writing the play

The inspector tells us how Eva Smith was living her life with no relatives in a poor state with hardly any food and money after she was fired. Sheila mentions how this is a rotten shame this shows her compassion. Sheila tells us how people […]

The play An Inspector Calls

J B Priestley, a ground breaking and controversial writer of the time released the short play ‘An Inspector Calls’ in 1945, however it is set in 1912. The play concentrates on social issues of the time including the First World War and social and gender […]