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IntroductionContextPlot and structureCharacterisationThemesStyleTackling the assessmentsAssessment objectives and skillsSample essaysAnswers
About the Author(s):
Shaun McCarthy is a professional playwright for stage and radio. His recent plays have been produced by Bristol Old Vic, Ustinov Studio Bath Theatre Royal and the Katie Read Company, and by BBC Radio 4. He teaches writing for performance at Oxford and Bristol universities. He has written many education titles, including study guides to Shakespeare and modern dramatists, creative writing programmes and literary biographies.The series editor Jeanette Weatherall has been a Head of English and an Assistant Headteacher in two large secondary schools in the UK and is Chair of Examiners for A-level Literature for one of the UK's major examination boards.