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Arnold Wesker - Wesker´s Comedies - 9781849431286 - V9781849431286
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Wesker´s Comedies

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Description for Wesker´s Comedies Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 328 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 211 x 131 x 20. Weight in Grams: 420.
In The Wedding Feast an idealistic, altruistic shoe manufacturer arrives at an employee’s wedding, with disastrous consequences. One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round features a comic plot involving academics who get high on a hash birthday cake, a recalcitrant daughter, and the appearance of an illegitimate son who is a magician. In Groupie 61-year-old Mattie Beancourt is shocked to discover her idol, the famous painter Mark Gorman, living alone in near poverty. She is sunny, he is curmudgeonly and the impact of their friendship is startling. Set against a scene of defiant old age, The Old Ones examines the eccentric ... Read more

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About Arnold Wesker
ARNOLD WESKER F.R.S.L was knighted in 2006 for 'services to drama'. He has written over forty-three plays, two opera libretti, various mechanical adaptations; four volumes of short stories, a children's book, and a novel; two volumes of essays, an autobiography, a diary, and a book on journalism; and recently his first volume of poetry. His plays have been produced in ... Read more

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