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Description - Wesker Plays by Arnold Wesker

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780413758408
ISBN-10: 0413758400
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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