Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas & CCEA Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the play and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary
Oxford Literature Companions provide the support needed to get a deeper understanding of the AS/A Level set texts. This guide for Der Besuch der alten Dame is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent revision, providing insight into characters, theme and language,with activities in German that prompt a closer analysis of the text.
Enth. u. a.: S. 11-30: Das Bild der USA in der zeitgenössischen Literatur der deutschsprachigen Schweiz / Romey Sabalius. [Betr. u. a. Friedrich Dürrenmatt (S. 13-14), Christoph Geiser (S. 23-25), Gertrud Wilker (S. 25-26) und Peter Bichsel (S. 27-28)]. - S. 52-72: Dialog und Didaxe in Gotthelfs "Uli"--Romanen : mit einem Nachwort zur Mediendebatte / Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich. - S. 143-152: Friedrich Dürrenmatts "Besuch der alten Dame" als Höhepunkt der Entwicklung eines Sujets im deutschsprachigen Drama / Dieter Sevin. - S. 153-165: Zur Dramaturgie aporetischen Denkens : Dürrenmatt und Kierkegaard / Roger W. Müller-Farguell. - S. 187-201: Von den Schwierigkeiten des "Unsagbaren": Walter Vogts "Altern" und Christoph Geisers "Wüstenfahrt" / Sibille Tröml. - S. 228-234: Das Territorium der Utopie / Anne-Marie Heintz-Gresser. [Betr. u. a. Paul Nizons "Selbstverpflanzung" nach Paris.].
Roger A. Crockett's comprehensive overview of Friedrich Durrenmatt's dramatic and narrative oeuvre reveals the international importance of one of Switzerland's most talented and scandalous playwrights. Durrenmatt gained fame beyond the Swiss borders in the early 1950s with the serialized detective novel The Judge and His Hangman and a series of radio dramas. His worldwide acclaim, however, rests largely on two dramas that have been canonized and anthologized as 20th-century classics of the world stage: The Visit (1956) and The Physicist (1962).