Wesker's Domestic Plays

Product Number: EB00775133
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781849436915
Publisher: Oberon Books
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Description

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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Author(s): Arnold Wesker
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Sep 07, 2012

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