Wesker's Comedies

Wesker's Comedies

by Arnold Wesker
     
 

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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

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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 rituals of old age and plays out the conflict between the optimistic and pessimistic spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849437073
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Arnold Wesker F.R.S.L., born London 1932, has written nearly 50 plays, the most well-known being 'The Wesker Trilogy', The Kitchen, Chips With Everything, Love Letters on Blue Paper and Shylock, most of them performed worldwide from Buenos Aires to Tokyo, from Stockholm to Seoul, from Paris to New York, from Lisbon to Prague. His output has covered all the genres – poetry, short story, essay, and an autobiography, As Much as I Dare. In the last seven years he has written five new plays and other works, including his first novel, Honey, and in 2008 a first volume of poetry All Things Tire of Themselves. Recipient of honorary degrees and prizes, Wesker’s vast archives have been purchased by Texas University. He was knighted in the 2006 New Year’s Honours list for services to drama.

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