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Plays 1: Chicken Soup With Barley / Roots / I'm Talking About Jerusalem

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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":

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 11th 2001 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Sachin
Jun 17, 2010 Sachin rated it really liked it
The play which brings forth the rootlessness of modern man who just regurgitates the opinion of a few elites.
When in the play 'Roots" the protagonist Beaty Briant too duplicates the views of his boyfriend Ronnie(who never appears physically in the play).
but a good end where Beatie finds her own voice and is able to articulate herself with her own ideas and thoughts.
A play in three acts(Roots) and a good reading ; takes less than 4 hours to go through in a single go.
Marwan Asmar
I learned something about the Jewish working in London; I also learned that some people as in one of the characters will always be 'bums' or layabouts and you cann't doing anything about it, because they are part of the family--its human nature!
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I can imagine my late father's generation telling the same stories of East End Jewish life, full of ironic humour.
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Sir Arnold Wesker is a British dramatist known for his contributions to world drama. He is the author of 50 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. His plays have been translated into 17 languages and performed worldwide.
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