Arnold Wesker

Standard Name: Wesker, Arnold


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Friends, Associates Ann Jellicoe
George Devine , who co-directed her own first play with her, was a strong supporter, and included her in a group of young dramatists he fostered, such as John Arden , Wole Soyinka , and Arnold Wesker .
Coveney, Michael, and David Edgar. “Ann Jellicoe obituary”.
Friends, Associates Doris Lessing
At this time Lessing's friends included a number of writers: Ruth Fainlight and Alan Sillitoe , Arnold Wesker and his wife Dusty, Naomi Mitchison , Ted Hughes , and R. D. Laing .
Diski, Jenny. “Doris and Me”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 21-3.
Intertextuality and Influence Louise Page
At thirteen, profoundly affected by a Saturday matinee of John McGrath 's Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun and by the idea that theatre can change people's lives, she decided to be a playwright.
Page, Louise. “Tissue”. Plays by Women: Volume One, edited by Michelene Wandor and Michelene Wandor, Methuen, pp. 75-103.
Literary responses Shelagh Delaney
The race issue received astonishingly little attention from reviewers, probably because SD was so far ahead of her time in acknowledging its existence. However, Colin MacInnes (himself homosexual and author of the novel City of...
Literary responses Lesley Storm
The play received rave reviews in England. The reviewer for the Times wrote: The Dialogue is consistently neat and pointed, and tense situations open smoothly into situations yet more tense; the Evening News...
Occupation Ann Jellicoe
AJ had a long-standing professional relationship with the Royal Court Theatre . Around the time her play The Sport of My Mad Mother was performed at the Court, she became involved in the newly formed...
Textual Production Maureen Duffy
In the five years after university she completed three stage plays and counted herself one of a group of playwrights connected with the Royal Court Theatre , which included John Arden , Edward Bond ,...
Textual Production Meiling Jin
MJ has produced her own play, Where the Bee Sucks (titled from a speech of Ariel in the last act of Shakespeare 's The Tempest), and has worked on a radio soap opera set...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Michelene Wandor
In its original form, says Greenhalgh, this book reflects MW 's roles as playwright, reviewer, and Leavisite student of English literature.
Greenhalgh, Susanne. “A Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender</span> by Michelene Wandor”. Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 125-6.
The revised form considers the impact of feminism, socialism, and changing concepts of...


1951: The title of Leslie Allen Paul's memoirs,...

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The title of Leslie Allen Paul 's memoirs, Angry Young Man, provided the term Angry Young Men, applied in newspapers and then by critics to a group of largely working-class, socially rebellious, young...


Wesker, Arnold. “Journalism, Essays, Itnerviews and (published) Poems”. Arnold Wesker, Playwright: Bibliography: 1990-1999.