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Arnold Wesker - Wesker´s Domestic Plays - 9781849431606 - V9781849431606
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Wesker´s Domestic Plays

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Description for Wesker´s Domestic Plays Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 320 pages, music. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 211 x 131 x 17. Weight in Grams: 370.
In The Friends (1970), Esther is diagnosed with leukaemia, causing her friends to reassess their working-class identity, their imagined achievements as well as their own mortality. Bluey (1993) is a play about repressed memory resurfacing and three imagined futures that the protagonist cannot muster the courage to confront. In Men Die Women Survive (1990) a trio of estranged wives gather around the dinner table. As they conduct a post-mortem on their failed relationships a tale of betrayal and revenge emerges. Telling the story of a 44-year-old actress Gertie and her influence on Sam, a black teenager working as a car-park ... 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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