Oxford Literature Companions: DNA
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Oxford Literature Companions: DNA

By Su Fielder, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language, performance and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice
section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers DNA by Dennis Kelly.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Dennis Kelly
    • Theatre in the first decade of the 21st century
    • Broad historical context
    • Scientific advances and discoveries in the early 21st century
    • Geographical context: the play’s setting
    • Wider landscape of the play
    • Cultural context: religion and science
    • Social context: bullying
  • Characters
    • Phil
    • Leah
    • John Tate
    • Richard
    • Cathy
    • Danny
    • Brian
    • Mark and Jan
    • Lou
    • Adam
    • The adult world
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Stage directions
    • Dramatic language: characters’ dialogue
    • Speech, fluency and social background
    • Repetition: creating tone or atmosphere
  • Themes
    • Power within the group
    • Power of bullies, peer-pressure and criminality
    • Friendship, loyalty, sacrifice and betrayal
    • Guilt and responsibility
    • Other related themes
  • Performance
    • The play in production
    • Director’s role: casting the actors
    • Performers
    • Stage setting
    • Costume
    • Props
    • Lighting and sound
  • Skills and Practice
    • Exam skills
      • Step 1: Make sure you know the play really well
      • Step 2: Revise thoroughly
      • Step 3: Improve your exam technique
      • Step 4: Answer the question
      • Sample questions
      • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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