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Love Letters on Blue Paper - Full Length Play, Drama

Love Letters on Blue Paper

Arnold Wesker

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

ISBN: MS00000000395

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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An elderly trade union leader is dying of leukemia. He doesn't want his wife to know - but feels a desperate need to discuss his feelings and fears with a younger friend, a professor of Art. During their meetings - six letters arrive in the mail. They're from the dying man's wife who writes them in the living room, mails them, and brings them to him with the morning tea, without a word! He thinks she's simply become eccentric with age - but we realize by the end that she's guessed his secret - and the letters (to be recorded and played over) reveal themselves as passionate and moving testimonies to their happy life together.
"Extraordinarily moving." - BBC

"Skillful, tactful and passionate." - Sunday Times, London



3m, 1f


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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