BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 2597

All My Sons: Kate's Character

All My Sons: Kate's Character
Key Info
  • All My Sons: Kate's Character
  • Duration: 01:36
  • Arthur Miller provides insight into the character of Kate. This is exemplified further when Margot Leicester explores her interpretation of the role that she is playing. The clip is interspersed with moments when the actors are completing a read through of the play. She explores the link between Larry and Kate and how Kate has kept up the ideal of the surburban respectability, the toll this is having and how it has impacted on their relationship.
  • Subject:



    Drama: Post 1900

  • Keywords: Surburbia, American dream, improvisation, denial, characterisation, WW2, USA, drama, theatre
Ideas for use in class
  • To support study of the play perhaps as students watch this clip they chould note down key observations about Kate's character return to the play script to look for evidence to support the points they have noted.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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