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Overview of Context for 'Blood Brothers'

In this worksheet, students will revise the key contextual factors surrounding Russell's 'Blood Brothers'

'Overview of Context for 'Blood Brothers'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Modern Texts: Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   Blood Brothers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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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.


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