Introduction to Blood Brothers: completed

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  • Introduction
    • Mickey was raised by their working-class mother
    • Willy Russell uses Mickey and Edward to explore ideas about how social class affects people's lives
    • Blood Brothers is a play about twin brothers, Edward and Mickey
    • Edward was secretly given away at birth and raised in a middle-class family
    • Society of the time
      • There was a strong class divide in Britain at this time.
        • Middle classes had more opportunities than the working class
          • This was reflected through education, job prospects, and wealth
      • The play was written in the early 1980s, but it's set sometime between 1960s and 1980s
      • The Characters are fictional but are used to comment on the class divide

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