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Wesker Plays: v. 2: "Annie Wobbler"; "Yardsale"; "Four Portraits of Mothers"; "Betty Lemon?"; "The Mistress"; "Letter to a Daughter"

Wesker Plays: v. 2: "Annie Wobbler"; "Yardsale"; "Four Portraits of Mothers"; "Betty Lemon?"; "The Mistress"; "Letter to a Daughter"

Arnold Wesker

ISBN: 9780413758408

This volume contains six plays by Arnold Wesker: "Annie Wobbler"; "Four Portraits - of Mothers"; "Yardsale"; "Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon?"; "The Mistreess"; and "Letter to a Daughter".

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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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Arnold Wesker

Arnold Wesker, considered one of the key figures in 20th Century drama, is the author of 44 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, an autobiography, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. He was born in London in 1932. His plays have been translated into 18 languages, and performed worldwide. They include The Kitchen, The ... view full profile

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