"Annie Wobbler"; "Yardsale"; "Four Portraits of Mothers"; "Betty Lemon?"; "The Mistress"; "Letter to a Daughter" v. 2
By (author) Arnold Wesker
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Wesker Plays by Arnold Wesker
Book DescriptionThis second volume of Wesker's Collected Plays contains his One-Woman Plays: "Wesker is that rarity, a playwright who writes good, gritty parts for women" (Time Out) Yardsdale and Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon?: 'From his earliest plays, Wesker has always delineated women with understanding and sympathy. Both these qualities are present here ...each character convinces one equally of the depth of her suffering and of the resilience of her spirit' Sunday Telegraph; The Mistress: 'Women as victims ...traditional Wesker themes ...wrapped up marvellously here and re-presented ...a fascinating evening in the theatre' Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4; Letter to a Daughter: 'Wesker breaks new ground ...a moving depiction of a doubt-ridden single mother ...a finely crafted piece of theatre' Jewish Chronicle; Annie Wobbler: 'All three different characters are shown with an intensity of personal involvement which is where Wesker flourishes best' Sunday Telegraph; Four Portraits - of Mothers with Yardsdale won the GBP10,000 Georges Bresson prize."Arnold Wesker - the unique outsider in the British theatre" Observer
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413758408
(178mm x 111mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arnold Wesker
Wesker's Comedies, Paperback (October 2012)
A collection of plays linked by the emergence of a distinct comic voice, Wesker's Comedies reveals an unexpected side to one of post-war Britain's most important and abiding dramatists. Contains the plays The Wedding Feast, One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round , Groupie and The Old Ones.
Wesker's Domestic Plays, Paperback (October 2012)
A collection of plays linked by their scrutiny of the Domestic, by one of post-war Britain's most important and abiding dramatists. Contains the plays The Friends, Bluey, Men Die, Women Survive, and Wild Spring.
Wesker's Historical Plays, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Arnold Wesker
A collection of plays linked by their fascinated scrutiny of the Historical, by one of post-war Britain's most important and abiding dramatists. Contains the plays Shylock, Caritas, Blood Libel and Longitude.
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Author Biography - Arnold Wesker
Arnold Wesker is one of Britain's seminal post-war playwrights. His varied writings include essays, short stories, poetry, journalism and 49 plays, which have been translated into 18 languages. His other plays include The Kitchen, Roots, Chips with Everything and Shylock.
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