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Higher English drama questions

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Answers to questions on drama should refer to the text and to such relevant features as characterisation, key scene(s), structure, climax, theme, plot, conflict, setting . . .



1. Choose a play in which a rivalry or friendship or close bond between two characters leads to negative consequences. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the rivalry or friendship or close bond leads to negative consequences and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play which deals with a theme of social or moral importance. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the theme is dealt with and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play in which there is a scene involving heightened tension or emotion. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the heightened tension or emotion is presented and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

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1. Choose a play which has a scene in which there is conflict or scheming or resolution. With reference to appropriate techniques, briefly explain the conflict or scheming or resolution and discuss how it contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which a central character displays both positive and negative qualities. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain the nature of these qualities and discuss how they contribute to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play which deals with the theme of corruption or loss or redemption. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain how the dramatist presents the theme and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

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1. Choose a play in which a major character experiences different emotions throughout the play. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the dramatist makes you aware of these different emotions and discuss how this contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which there is a scene involving a significant discovery or deception or revelation. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the discovery or deception or revelation is presented and discuss how its impact contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play which portrays conflict within an individual or family or community. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain the nature of this conflict and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

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1. Choose a play which focuses on a relationship which is destructive or is in crisis. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain the nature of the relationship and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which a character has a weakness or flaw. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain the importance of this weakness or flaw and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play which explores the theme of truth and lies, or good and evil, or appearance and reality. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the dramatist presents this theme and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

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1. Choose a play in which a major character behaves in an impulsive or calculating or emotional manner. With reference to appropriate techniques, briefly explain the circumstances surrounding this behaviour and discuss how this behaviour adds to your understanding of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which there is a scene which influences the course of future events. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain how the scene influences the course of events and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole.



3. Choose a play which deals with the theme of honour or shame or betrayal. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain how the dramatist presents the theme and discuss why it is important to your understanding of the play as a whole.

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1. Choose a play in which a central character is in conflict with or rejects another character. Briefly explain the circumstances of the conflict or rejection and go on to discuss the consequences of this conflict or rejection for the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which the historical and/or geographical and/or social setting is important to your understanding of the play. Explain how the dramatist presents the setting and discuss why it is important to your understanding of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play which has an effective opening scene or concluding scene. By briefly referring to details of the scene, explain how the dramatist made it effective and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole.

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1. Choose a play in which a major character’s actions influence the emotions of others. Briefly explain how the dramatist presents these emotions and actions and discuss how this contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.



2. Choose a play in which there is a scene involving a moment of conflict or of resolution to conflict. By referring to details of the scene, explain how the dramatist presents this moment and discuss how this contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole.



3. Choose a play which explores an important issue or issues within society. Briefly explain the nature of the issue(s) and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of the issue(s) contributed to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

I want to know which of these questions usually come up and which ones to revise for

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