How do the images above relate to the context of 'Blood Brothers'?
In the exam, you will need to relate all of your points about characters or themes in the musical to something about the context in which Russell was writing.
In this activity we will explore the key contextual factors around 'Blood Brothers' and will think about:
- aspects of genre
- what was happening in the world at the time Russell was writing and when the musical was set
- Russell's intentions
- how the musical was received
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.