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The Old Ones - Full Length Play, Drama

The Old Ones

Arnold Wesker

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Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 5f

ISBN: MS00000000398

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About Jewish life and old age in London. Most are elderly, three are young. None are well off. Manny is still a tailor and his brother, Boomy, lives with him. Their lives have been uneventful, although their childhood was hard. They are absolutely dependent on one another, perpetually battling. Boomy is a natural depressive—Manny scratches hope from everywhere. Their friends and relatives are mostly stranded in one way or another. They're people for whom life is much more than half over—and who have been largely defeated. A tender, humorous and unsentimental study of the passing of life and refusal to accept defeat.


8m, 5f


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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