English Literature GCSE: An Inspector Calls - Plot and Characters

The aliens are transformed into almost perfect copies of characters of Mr Birling, Sheila Birling, Sybil Birling and Inspector Goole from An Inspector Calls.

They re-enact scenes from the play to help them understand the plot and characters.

Ultimately, they believe by doing so, it will give them a better understanding of planet earth and enable they to move among earthlings undetected.

This clip is from the series Invasion of the Bookreaders.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to summarise the events of the text and the key themes as a revision activity.

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

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English Literature at GCSE and National 4 and 5.