So, it’s clear that with nearly 15,000 downloads of the audio version of the play this year, most students are doing Philadelphia, Here I Come! for their ‘Comparative Question’ and obviously haven’t had a chance to go and see the play itself…
A useful addition to that resource might be this 4-page exploration of some of the ideas that students might want to engage with around the text’s Cultural Context.
I give a brief general introduction before diving a little bit more deeply into the ideas by analysing Religion, Love/Marriage, and Migration through three key scenes, illustrating how students can integrate the relevant quotations that support some of the conclusions that I draw.
Feel free to pick and choose elements of this handout for your own approach to working with this text.
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