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Analysis of ‘Top Girls’ by Caryl Churchill

Analysis of ‘Top Girls’ by Caryl Churchill Background Analysis of ‘Top Girls’ by Caryl Churchill – Caryl Churchill was born in 1938 in London. During the war years, the family moved to Montreal. After schooling there, she came back to England to study at the Oxford University. While she studied there, she wrote several plays…

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Posted in English Plays

Analysis of the Island by Athol Fugard

Analysis Of The Island By Athol Fugard Analysis of the Island by Athol Fugard – Athol Fugard was born to an English father of mixed European descent and an Afrikaner mother. He grew up in Port Elizabeth which forms the setting for most plays. He went on to study anthropology and philosophy at the University…

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Posted in English Poetry

Analysis of ‘Tears, idle tears’ by lord tennyson

Background Lord Tennyson was inspired by the Romantics like Keats and Wordsworth. He used a wide range of subjects taken from classical myths, medieval legends and commonplace domestic situations. It is in the short lyrics that his mastery for exploring the musical quality of language can be seen. He revised and polished his poems extensively…

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Posted in English Novels

Analysis of ‘Animal Farm’, by George Orwell

The Animal Farm – George Orwell Background Writing under the pen name George Orwell, Eric Blair was a British political novelist and essayist whose pointed criticism of totalitarian governments and British colonial ambitions made him one of the most important chroniclers of his times. He is best known for his dystopian novel, 1984 and the…

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Analysis of ‘Pygmalion’, by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw Background Pygmalion was written by George Bernard Shaw who is considered to be the second greatest English dramatist after William Shakespeare. Writing plays was, however, only one of Shaw’s many interests. He was also a music and drama critic, a socialist, a polemicist and a champion of women’s rights. One…

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