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Write a letter from Priestley to a colleague explaining his reasons for, and his approach to, writing "An Inspector Calls."

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE J.B. Priestley

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Date: February 2002

Play: An Inspector Calls (1947)

Playwright: J.B. Priestley

Assignment title:

Write a letter from Priestley to a colleague explaining his reasons for, and his approach to, writing "An Inspector Calls."

J.B. Priestley

36 Willow Road

Hilton

Yorkshire

YK8 4ND

12-05-47

Dear Charles,

Hello, how are you? I realise it has been quite a lengthy time since we last spoke. The war has seen to that I suppose. I am utterly dismayed at the state of this country though, as it has been a good two years since he war ended, and still there are many distressed people. It is on this theme that I am writing you this letter - I feel the need to clarify my reasons for, and my approach to writing my latest drama, "An Inspector Calls." I am quite certain you will have read the reviews for "An Inspector Calls." I myself have done so and cannot express my disappointment with them. I somehow feel that the reason it has been rated so badly is because nobody understands it. This I

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