Wesker's Domestic Plays [NOOK Book]

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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. ...

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Wesker's Domestic Plays

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Overview

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 attendant, Wild Spring (1992) explores acting as a metaphor for the false images of ourselves with which we fall in love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849436915
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 680 KB

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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