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Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student 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,...
Premiered at the National Theatre and winner of both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play, Alan Bennett's The History Boys confronts issues of education, sexuality, and peer pressure through a group of boys preparing for their Oxbridge exams. Written specifically for Key Stage 4 students, this GCSE Student...
The essential guide to the GCSE set text. Blue Stockings is the riveting true story of the first women to study at Cambridge University. A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.
Ranging across literature, theater, history and the visual arts, this collection of essays explores the range of places where British Romantic-period sociability transpired. Specialist and non-specialists readers can revisit the rooms, buildings, landscapes and seascapes where people gathered to converse, to eat and drink, to work and to find entertainment.
Designed to meet the requirements for students at IGCSE and A level, this guide offers detailed analyses of character, setting and theme; close examination of the novel's plot, structure and narrative techniques; and, key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom.
In an accessible exploration of one of the more testing Renaissance poems, first published in 1667, the reader is taken on a journey through Milton's re-telling of the Genesis account of mankind's Fall to reveal how he explores issues which confront the spiritual yearning of every generation.