An Inspector Calls (Heinemann Plays For 14-16+)
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Starting on 5th June 1940, Priestley built up such a following that after a few months it was estimated that around 40 per cent of the adult population in Britain was listening to the programme. The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. His left-wing beliefs often brought him into conflict with the government of the time, but his was an influential voice at the start of the Welfare State.
A girl has committed suicide and he talks to the family one by one, but in the same claustrophobic room, to find out what happened to her and why. Pristli je bio toliko popularan a njegov uticaj na savremeno pozorište (a tek televizijsku dramaturgiju) tako snažan da danas, paradoksalno, njegovi komadi deluju sasvim prevaziđeno jer smo svaki koncept i preokret već videli po sto puta. It has been suggested that the knowledge the Inspector has of the "fire and blood and anguish," is itself precognition; a foreshadowing of the First and Second World Wars.AND GOSH THAT PLOT TWIST IN THE END WHEN THE INFIRMARY RINGS AND SAYS THAT A GIRL HAS COME IN AND UNALIVED HERSELF! Only when we encounter the conversation again can we understand its depth, and how cleverly it is constructed.
The lighting should be pink and intimate until the INSPECTOR arrives, and then it should be brighter and harder".
Während Arthur (und Sybil) Birling knallharte und unmenschliche freimarkwirtschaftliche (Früh-)Kapitalisten sind, sind ihre Kinder eher von einem Geist des sozialen Umdenkens erfüllt, besonders Eric, dessen soziales Gewissen am stärksten ausgeprägt ist, was dem Vater am Anfang und Ende des Buches ganz und gar missfällt. This argued that the past was still present, and that time was not linear as had been traditionally believed. Nach einer Familienfeier eines reichen Unternehmers, der zur Verlobung seiner Tochter mit dem Sohn eines anderen Unternehmers seinen Segen ausspricht, kommt unerwartet hoher Besuch eines Kriminalpolizeibeamten.
The play sits quite well with several of the author's other plays, often referred to as his "Time" plays, of which the most famous are "Dangerous Corner", "Time and the Conways" and "I Have Been Here Before". In the midst of a family dinner, the Birling family’s evening is interrupted by the enigmatic Inspector Goole, who arrives with unsettling news about a young woman’s tragic suicide.
Take opportunities to make things right, it challenges, because one day you may find it is all too late and horrible things will come home to roost.
Die wahre Mentalität der Charaktere kommt immer mehr zum Vorschein, diejenigen, dessen poliertes Äußeres anfänglich täuscht, zeigen ihr wahres Gesicht, und diejenigen, die schon nach außen hin Schlechtigkeit ausstrahlen, wandeln sich entweder zum Guten oder bleiben gleich (schlecht). Oh when the story unravels and we see how each member of the family have secrets about this girl to spill, then this is like watching lambs to the slaughter.It's shocking that this book is largely ignored by Americans (witness the fact that only a few more than 50 people have reviewed it here on "goodreads"). MBE Books supplies all books with free plastic jackets that arrive fitted to the books and we offer excellent discounts that cannot be beaten. There seems to be a heavy element of doom as she says, "Be careful you don't ask for any more, Gerald. One of them got her fired from her job, another one seduced her and left her when he found she was pregnant, and so on. Er hat mit allen Mitgliedern der Familie einer Art von Verhör zu führen, da die Unglücklichen Umstände, die zur Selbsttötung einer jungen Frau führten, eng mit den Handlungen der Familienmitglieder der Familie Birling zusammenhängen.