English Literature / Drama GCSE: Characters: Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

The characters in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell are introduced and explored using short segments of the action and interviews, and supported by a narrative commentary on each of the characters.

The narrator examines the environmental conditioning and personalities of Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Lyons, Mickey, Edward, Linda and Sammy as parts of the action are played out, exploring how the characters link to the themes of the play.

This is from the series: Making a scene

Teacher Notes

Could be used as part of an exploration of character and theme, either after an initial reading or as part of a revision activity.

Students could use this clip as the stimulus for their own presentation on a different character from the play, or as the basis for an essay-style response to one of the characters explored in this clip.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching English Literature and Drama GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It also appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC and CCEA.

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