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WJEC Unit 1
 
Diane Samuels: Kindertransport
Re-read the final section of the play. Explore the ways in which Samuels presents Eva’s past shaping her future in the extract and elsewhere in the play.
 
A2
 
AQA B Unit 3
 
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus
Discuss Marlowe’s presentation of Mephistophilis and his role in bringing about Faustus’ damnation.
 
John Webster: The White Devil
Explore the ways in which Webster presents corruption in society in The White Devil.
 
OCR Unit 3
 
By comparing one drama text and poetry text you have studied, explore the ways in which writers present human failings.
‘Love and death are at the heart of much great literature.’ By comparing one drama text and one poetry text you have studied, explore the ways in which you find this comment relevant.
 
CCEA Unit 3
 
Historical drama
 
Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral
Bolt: A Man for All Seasons
Bolt presents a stronger sense of the conflict between human and divine power in his play than Eliot does in his.
 
By comparing and contrasting appropriately selected parts of the two plays, show how far you would agree with the view expressed above. Your argument should include relevant comments on each writer’s dramatic methods and relevant external contextual material on the historical background to these plays.
 
Drama and social realism
 
Ibsen: The Doll’s House
Osborne: Look Back in Anger
Osborne presents a more effective portrayal of an individual disillusioned with society in his play than Ibsen does in his.
 
By comparing and contrasting appropriately selected parts of the two plays, show how far you would agree with the view expressed above. Your argument should include relevant comments on each writer’s dramatic methods and relevant external contextual material on society in the 1950s and in the 1890s.
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