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This television programme is a short drama, an adaptation of Jay Presson Allen's stage play based on Muriel Spark's novel, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". Certain themes from the origina...l have been emphasised while others have been omitted. In particular the programme focuses on the teacher/pupil relationship, Miss Brodie's somewhat idiosyncratic educational and political ideas, and the conflict with the system in which she is teaching. The part of Miss Brodie is played by Isia Blair. The action of the play takes place In Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Edinburgh, from the Autumn term of 1934 to the Summer term of 1936.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: E203, Curriculum design and development
Item code: E203; 10
First transmission date: 30-06-1976
Published: 1976
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Duration: 00:24:22
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Producer: Richard Argent
Contributors: Isla Blair; Lorraine Doyle; Sheila Manahan
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Dramatisation; Educational ideals; Jay Presson Allen; Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Edinburgh; Muriel Spark; Stage play; Teacher/pupil relationship; Themes
Footage description: Six scenes from the play focus on teacherpupil relationships, and on the conflict between Miss Brodie's idiosyncratic educational ideas and the formal system of the school in which she is teaching.
Master spool number: 6HT/72169
Production number: 00525_6118
Videofinder number: 3434
Available to public: no