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An Inspector Calls and Other Plays - J.B. Priestley
An Inspector Calls and Other Plays
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"An Inspector Calls", first produced in 1946 when society was undergoing sweeping transformations, has recently enjoyed an enormously successful revival. While holding its audience with the gripping tension of a detective thriller, it is also a philosophical play about social conscience and the... show more
"An Inspector Calls", first produced in 1946 when society was undergoing sweeping transformations, has recently enjoyed an enormously successful revival. While holding its audience with the gripping tension of a detective thriller, it is also a philosophical play about social conscience and the crumbling of middle class values. "Time and the Conways" and "I Have Been Here Before" belong to Priestley's 'time'plays, in which he explores the idea of precognition and pits fate against free will. "The Linden Tree" also challenges preconceived ideas of history when Professor Linden comes into conflict with his family about how life should be lived after the war.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141185354 (014118535X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley
bookshelves: summer-2010, play-dramatisation, published-1945, families, britain-england, suicide, lifestyles-deathstyles Recommended for: Radio 4 listeners Read from May 30 to 31, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Blurb - The Birlings are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila when a police ...
Sacred Space
Sacred Space rated it
The proscenium stage has a romance of its own. You, the spectator, is actually a Peeping Tom, staring into the lives of total strangers through the invisible fourth wall. And what lives! For on the stage, time and space are usually compressed or telescoped according to the whims and fancies of the...
Nina @ Death Books and Tea
Nina @ Death Books and Tea rated it
4.0
Really quite nice. Not looking forwards to studying it though!
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
With its tightly wound and didactic plot 'An Inspector Calls' is among the finer examples of the play world. While not as fanciful or elaborate as some of the greatest works by masters such as Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde in his style Priestly manages to pull off what he must. It is in fact the simpl...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Blurb - The Birlings are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila when a police Inspector calls. Each member of the family is questioned about their relationship with a young woman, Eva Smith. And they each have to face up to their role in her tragic story.Inspector Goole ..... Toby Jones...
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