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Wesker Plays: 1: The Wesker Trilogy: Chicken Soup with Barley; Roots; I'm Talking about Jerusalem
     

Wesker Plays: 1: The Wesker Trilogy: Chicken Soup with Barley; Roots; I'm Talking about Jerusalem

by Arnold Wesker
 

"Wesker's reputation has survived the vicissitudes of fashion ... (the plays') widespread and lasting popularity indicates a universality of theme and a strong sense of theatre ... what we continue to value in him most is the sheer vitality of his art. He is a natural writer."—Margaret Drabble

Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, and I'm

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"Wesker's reputation has survived the vicissitudes of fashion ... (the plays') widespread and lasting popularity indicates a universality of theme and a strong sense of theatre ... what we continue to value in him most is the sheer vitality of his art. He is a natural writer."—Margaret Drabble

Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots, and I'm Talking About Jerusalem:

"The passion of Mr. Wesker's theme is matched by the living fire in his writing ... its quality is undiminished by the passing years."—Bernard Levin

"The theme is a vast one and Mr. Wesker is splendidly equipped to handle it. Like many Jewish writers, he thinks internationally, yet feels domestically; and it is this combination of attributes that enables him to bring gigantic events and ordinary people into the same sharp focus."—Kenneth Tynan, Observer

"A trilogy which will act as a monument to its era."—Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413758309
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author


Arnold Wesker, (b. 1932), is one of Britain's seminal post-war playwrights. His varied writings include essays, short stories, poetry, journalism and 49 plays, which have been translated into 18 languages. His plays include The Kitchen (1957), Roots (1958), Chips with Everything (1962), Shylock (1976), and Honey (2005). He holds honorary doctorates from the University of East Anglia, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, and Denison University in Ohio and was knighted in the 2006 New Year's Honours list.

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