Scene 1: General Ne Win hands Aung San Suu Kyi over to his military commander What is taking place in the opening of this scene? What are General Ne Win’s concerns? The scene opens on a newspaper with a photo of Aung San Suu Kyi with the headline ‘Burmese tipped for peace prize’. He is […]

Scene 1: First Impressions What is he doing when he’s first introduced? He is questioning a couple of men (most likely spies for him) about how long Aung San Suu Kyi will be staying in Burma. What do you see? (Visual Techniques) At the beginning of the scene, we catch a glimpse of armed soldiers with […]

AS 91475 The most effective villain is one who both attracts and repels. “If you look at satellite photos of the Far East by night, you’ll see a large splotch curiously lacking in light. This is the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.” So begins the semi-fictionalised novel Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death […]

AS 91476   Everyone in this room knows that children in Africa are starving to death. We see it on TV, we read about it in the newspaper. We throw it out casually at the dinner table – “There are children in Africa who don’t have any food, so make sure you eat all your […]

AS 91475   For a text to be successful, elements of the setting must be recognisable.   “If you look at satellite photographs of the Far East by night, you’ll see a large splotch curiously lacking in light. This is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” So begins the semi-fictionalised novel Nothing to Envy: Love, […]

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