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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:06 pm 
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I am really looking forward to recording 'An inspector calls' tonight on BBC1 at 8:30. Just a fantastic play that some study for their GCSE or earlier!

May I kindly ask some forumites to recommend me other plays or novels which touch the themes of 'social responsibility' and/or 'moral duty'?
Thanks in advance :D


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:25 pm 
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JaneEyre wrote:
I am really looking forward to recording 'An inspector calls' tonight on BBC1 at 8:30. Just a fantastic play that some study for their GCSE or earlier!

May I kindly ask some forumites to recommend me other plays or novels which touch the themes of 'social responsibility' and/or 'moral duty'?
Thanks in advance :D


I have recorded the 1954 version, on Sky. It periodically comes on Film4. When I visited a school for an open day I noticed Year 9 s watching the 1954 film.


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:24 pm 
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He was a prisoner of conscience but the two books by Alexander Solzhenitsyn namely the Gulag Archipelago and one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich demonstrate the lack of moral foundation in the former USSR and its successor Russia.He lived to tell the tales.In contrast it shows the moral courage of the prisoners like himself.

One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez might be a literature best seller.I found it a very difficult read last year on holiday others have loved and enjoyed it.It charts the generational history of a family in a town in Columbia members of which are visited by ghosts from the past.Not literally ghosts.

Homage to Catolonia by George Orwell sets out his experiences of the Spanish Civil War.The confusion and betrayal which took place despite the moral courage and best of intentions of the many who went to fight for the Republicans against the forces of General Franco.The Falangists supported by other Fascist regimes like Germany and Italy won.It was not until 1975 that Spain began on the road to Democracy.

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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:12 pm 
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DD has just started to study "An Inspector Calls" for her GCSE course and we really enjoyed watching it tonight. I was planning on taking her to see the NT version which is on in Cheltenham in a couple of weeks but might just save my money for another play now :D


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:35 pm 
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Optimist wrote:
I have recorded the 1954 version, on Sky. It periodically comes on Film4. When I visited a school for an open day I noticed Year 9 s watching the 1954 film.

Oh, I was not aware of the 1954 version, thanks! :D
I knew just about the 1984 version that can be found on youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vukp3EFVweQ

It might be interesting to compare the different versions!


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:37 pm 
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quasimodo wrote:
He was a prisoner of conscience but the two books by Alexander Solzhenitsyn namely the Gulag Archipelago and one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich demonstrate the lack of moral foundation in the former USSR and its successor Russia.He lived to tell the tales.In contrast it shows the moral courage of the prisoners like himself.

One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez might be a literature best seller.I found it a very difficult read last year on holiday others have loved and enjoyed it.It charts the generational history of a family in a town in Columbia members of which are visited by ghosts from the past.Not literally ghosts.

Homage to Catolonia by George Orwell sets out his experiences of the Spanish Civil War.The confusion and betrayal which took place despite the moral courage and best of intentions of the many who went to fight for the Republicans against the forces of General Franco.The Falangists supported by other Fascist regimes like Germany and Italy won.It was not until 1975 that Spain began on the road to Democracy.


Great suggestions, Quasimodo!! Thanks! :D
I remember reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn some 30 years ago; he was indeed very lucky to survive life in the gulag!

One day, I will give a try to One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Homage to Catolonia by George Orwell. Thank you for your short synopsis which are so helpful! :D

As you know a lot about the Spanish civil war, may I recommend your childen in junior school Toro! Toro! by Morpurgo? Excellent… but be nearby to explain and talk about it!


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:38 pm 
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DC17C wrote:
DD has just started to study "An Inspector Calls" for her GCSE course and we really enjoyed watching it tonight. I was planning on taking her to see the NT version which is on in Cheltenham in a couple of weeks but might just save my money for another play now :D

I hope she will enjoy studying this play, now! All my best wishes for her GCSEs! :D


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
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An Inspector Calls is on at The Everyman Theatre DC17C at the end of the month with tickets still available. So much better to see the real play than watch a film.


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 Post subject: Re: An inspector calls
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:43 am 
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MedievalBabe wrote:
An Inspector Calls is on at The Everyman Theatre DC17C at the end of the month with tickets still available. So much better to see the real play than watch a film.

I am still tempted to go - I have seen this version of the play before and it was excellent.


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