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The Accrington pals
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The Accrington pals

Series: Methuen drama modern classics

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408137109

Publication Date: 31 Jan 2011

Subject: Performing arts

Suitable for: Secondary

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This poignant and harrowing play is set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true terror of warfare gradually becomes clear. It depicts both the experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town bereft of men, the men face the horror that is the Battle of the Somme.

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This poignant and harrowing play is set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true terror of warfare gradually becomes clear. It depicts both the experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town bereft of men, the men face the horror that is the Battle of the Somme.

The Accrington Pals portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people.

This Modern Classic edition includes a new preface by the author and full introduction exploring the play's themes, historical context and characters.

Contents

Peter Whelan: A Chronology;
Introduction;
The Accrington Pals;
Questions and Activities

Category
NF
Subject
Performing arts
Dewey
822.914
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Illustrations
None
Pub. date
31 Jan 2011
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9781408137109
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
144
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
127g
Contents page
Yes
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