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Wesker, Arnold 1932-

Overview
Works: 584 works in 1,846 publications in 12 languages and 20,675 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Diaries  Interviews  Drama  Bio-bibliography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PR6073.E75, 822.914
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Most widely held works about Arnold Wesker
 
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Most widely held works by Arnold Wesker
The Wesker trilogy: Chicken soup with barley, Roots [and] I'm talking about Jerusalem by Arnold Wesker( Book )
221 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 8 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wesker's trilogy, largely based on the playwright's own life, is about a family of left-wing Jewish intellectuals, the Kahns, living in London's East End. The plays were conceived as parts of a whole (though they first appeared separately) and cover a span of twenty-three years from October 1936 to October 1959. In the first few lines of "Chicken Soup with Barley" there are references to a political demonstration, and the final scene of "I'm Talking about Jerusalem" begins with the reading of the results of the general election. The plays are thus concerned, directly or indirectly, with political developments, which are woven into the Kahns' story. The interweaving is not always entirely successful, but Wesker has made an ambitious and impressive attempt to write about the times through which he lived and to do it in a way that brings out the political significance of the period and the impact of politics on his family's life
Chips with everything; a play in two acts by Arnold Wesker( Book )
110 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Excerpts from Arnold Wesker's play Chips with Everything with the cast of the 1964 Broadway production." --résumé de l'éditeur
The plays of Arnold Wesker by Arnold Wesker( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: v.1. The Kitchen. Chicken soup with barley. Roots. I'm talking about Jerusalem. Chips with everything. - v. 2 The four seasons. Their very own and golden city. Menace. The friends. The old ones
The kitchen; a play in two parts, with an interlude by Arnold Wesker( Book )
40 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the basement kitchen of a large restaurant, thirty chefs, waitresses, and kitchen porters, slowly begin the day preparing to serve lunch. The central story tells of a frustrated love affair between a high-spirited, young, German chef, Peter, and a married English waitress, Monique
The old ones by Arnold Wesker( Book )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love letters on blue paper by Arnold Wesker( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The friends: a play in two acts by Arnold Wesker( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated 1970
Roots : a play by Arnold Wesker( Book )
63 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ideas. Ideas of a bolder, freer world which promise to clash with their rural way of life. Roots is the remarkable centrepiece of Wesker's seminal post-war trilogy. It was first performed in 1959 at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, before transferring to the Royal Court. It is the second play in a trilogy comprising Chicken Soup with Barley and I'm Talking About Jerusalem . It went on to transfe
Six Sundays in January by Arnold Wesker( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The four seasons : a play in two parts by Arnold Wesker( Book )
20 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fears of fragmentation by Arnold Wesker( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journalists : a triptych by Arnold Wesker( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This play is based on the inner workings of a major newspaper, The Sunday times, London. Includes log-book of the author while writing the play title: A journal of the writing of "The Journalists," and the essay "Journey into journalism."
Their very own and golden city: a play in two acts and twenty-nine scenes by Arnold Wesker( Book )
12 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English Stage Company, Royal Court, "Their Very Own & Golden City," Arnold Wesker, directed by William Gaskill, designed by Christopher Morley, costumes by Annena Stubbs, lighting and projection by Robert Ornbo, sound by Marc Wilkinson, assistant to the director Ian Watt-Smith, deputy stage manager Juliet Alliston assistant stage manager Gerry Gavigan
I'm talking about Jerusalem by Arnold Wesker( Book )
37 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Said the old man to the young man : three stories by Arnold Wesker( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honey : a novel by Arnold Wesker( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abandoned by her London boyfriend, Ronnie Kahn, Beatie Bryant became determined to improve herself, and to find her own voice. HONEY opens when she comes out of university with a degree. Education has made her feel a whole human being. And yet her encounters with the world outside are confusing and contradictory. The old man in Shepherd's Market, the bookbinder, hidden in her little shop, the diverting sexual encounter, only serve to fragment her once again. Even her love affair and the extraordinary career she stumbles upon, parallel her fear of fragmentation. Written with a playwright's eye for scene and dialogue, HONEY is an extraordinary addition to Arnold Wesker's brilliant career
Love letters on blue paper : three stories by Arnold Wesker( Book )
11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caritas : a play in two acts by Arnold Wesker( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey into journalism : a very personal account in four parts by Arnold Wesker( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays : 2 : one-woman plays by Arnold Wesker( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ווסקר, ארנולד 1932-
וסקר, ארנולד 1932-
ウェスカー, アーノルド
Languages
English (671)
French (33)
German (24)
Italian (14)
Danish (7)
Swedish (5)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Norwegian (2)
Czech (2)
Miscellaneous languages (1)
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