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

The plot of Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers is explained using a voice-over of dramatised parts of the action.

The story of the twin brothers separated at birth, who grow up to be friends and eventually dying on the same day is discussed through interviews with the characters.

This is from the series: Making a scene

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the play as a revision activity.

After a first, initial reading, students could watch the sequence in order to gain a fuller understanding of the main events and the shape of the play as a whole.

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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