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The Class


Clip five: In the staffroom

The quiet of the staffroom is interrupted by an angry speech from one of the teachers. 


  1. What would you say are the key moments in this speech – the markers the actor must follow to ensure his improvisation has the desired effect?
  2. In what ways do the other characters respond to this tirade?
  3. To what extent would you agree that this outburst reflects the context of the film rather than the general state of education today?
  4. What reactions do you think this scene is intended to provoke?