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An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16 ) (original 1945; edition 1992)

by J.B. Priestley, Tim Bezant (Introduction)

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Title:An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16 )
Authors:J.B. Priestley
Other authors:Tim Bezant (Introduction)
Info:Heinemann (1992), Paperback, 81 pages
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An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley (1945)



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Normalerweise lese ich nicht Schauspiele in jeder Sprache. Wahrscheinlich aus diesem Grund finde ich es ein bisschen langweilig wegen der langsamer Dialog. ( )
  ursula-gaosili | Oct 23, 2016 |
Review to come. ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
3 Acts
  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
I saw this performed some years ago with Julian Glover playing Arthur Birling. Star Wars fans will know who I mean. For everyone else, he's the man who chooses poorly at the end of Indiana Jones. At the start you watched the family at the table through the windows of their house and when the Inspector arrived the whole set opened out.

For everything that you lose through just reading the script, you gain in the time you have to pause and consider the implications of what's going on. This is not a play beloved of the Tories. It's about guilt and responsibility. According to the introduction, critics at the time were confused as to exactly what the Inspector was. They haven't been reading their Aeschylus. He is The Furies, displaced in time. Anachronistic it may be, but you'll notice the play obeys dramatic unity. ( )
  Lukerik | May 15, 2015 |
Great social comment with a twist at the end. ( )
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A new BBC Radio production of J. B. Priestley's famous play, considered to be a classic of 20th-century theatre. The Birling family are spending a happy evening celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft - a marriage that will result in the merging of two successful local businesses. Yet, just when everything seems to be going so well, they receive a surprise visit from an Inspector Goole who is investigating the suicide of a young girl. As the Inspector reveals more about the circumstances that led to the death of Eva Smith, each member of the family comes under the spotlight, and questions of guilt and responsibility are raised...… (more)

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