Arnold Wesker s Monologues

This is Wesker's own selection of them.

Arnold Wesker s Monologues

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178319250X

Page: 252

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Arnold Wesker's plays, written over a period of more than fifty years, offer actors, male and female, a remarkable source of monologues covering themes such as friendship, death, old age, political disillusion, failed love, and self discovery fuelled by emotions ranging through anger, joy, hope, fear, outrage, love, bewilderment, guilt, and comic irony. This is Wesker's own selection of them. In addition to definitive versions of famous monologues such as Paul’s speech from The Kitchen and Beatie Bryant’s triumphant speech from the end of Roots, this volume constitutes an introduction to an unknown Wesker. To those already familiar with The Wesker Trilogy and other plays, this volume contains further evidence of this author's power and passion.The volume also includes synopses of the plays from which the monologues come.

Arnold Wesker

New contexts provide new meanings, new interpretations, and new dialogues.
Such contexts will also help determine the meanings and qualities, the values of
Wesker's monologues and monodramas. We are here, of course, in the very
realm ...

Arnold Wesker

Author: Reade W. Dornan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135541388

Page: 304

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Groupie

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Groupie

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437416

Page: 71

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Mattie Beancourt, a 61 year old woman, reads the autobiography of Mark Gorman, a famous painter. Having grown up in the same London East End streets as the painter she writes him a fan letter. He replies briefly, apologising he can't write at length as he's busy preparing for a new exhibition and must give interviews and meet with prospective purchasers, and so on. She is so surprised and impressed that he has deigned to reply that she dares write again. A correspondence develops. She visits him unannounced, and discovers that far from preparing for a new exhibition and being absorbed with interviews he lives in near poverty and neglect. Her personality is sunny, his is curmudgeonly. Their impact upon each other is startling. Groupie began life as a Radio 4 commissioned Friday Play which was transmitted in 2001 with Barbara Windsor and Timothy West. The world premiere opened in Naples 2002.

Arnold Wesker

To make a character like this sympathetic and interesting when presented
through monologues , the writing would have to be extraordinary . Her
monologues tend to dwell rather too explicitly on her suffering and her
preoccupations : Ach ...

Arnold Wesker

Author: Ronald Hayman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 127

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Arnold Wesker

The combination of hope and dejection that runs through all the one-woman
plays perhaps reflects Wesker's quaint ... A monologue gives no opportunity of
comeback or contradiction, which perhaps suited Wesker's later years of dissent.

Arnold Wesker

Author: Anne Etienne

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789383668

Page: 241

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This new collection will add significantly to the body of scholarship on this important dramatist. This is the first study of the whole body of Wesker’s work and will create new interest in this partly forgotten key figure in post-war British theatre. A new study of Wesker’s work is overdue. The editors are recognized scholars in the field with a track record of publication on British theatre. An impressive list of contributors include important scholars of post-war theatre - including John Bull and Chris Megson – alongside practitioners such as Edward Bond and Pamela Howard who bring professional insights to bear. Arnold Wesker was hailed in the press as ‘one of the great overlooked’ of British drama when he died in April 2016. Despite his pivotal engagement in the 1960s’ cultural politics in Britain and his international career, only a fraction of Wesker’s dramatic output tends to be studied. He is still remembered and discussed as the author of The Trilogy, three plays, staged between 1958-60 that fail to reflect the daring aesthetics of later work, thereby perpetuating an incorrect image of a naturalist playwright. This important new book aims to remedy the recent critical neglect of the dramatist, building on existing scholarship and introducing new insights and perspectives. It examines the whole body of Wesker’s work for the first time, including some of his non-dramatic work and considers it from a variety of perspectives. The include Wesker’s reception in Europe, his Jewishness and his attitude to politics and to community. Significant use is made of material from the Arnold Wesker archive, held by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. It includes chapters on Wesker’s representation of, and attitude towards, women, and to his relationship with his Jewish origins and identity, and his role in establishing Centre 42 following his imprisonment for participation in the Aldermaston March in 1959. Centre 42 was initially a touring festival aimed at devolving art and culture from London to the other working class towns of Britain, and arose from Resolution 42 of the 1960 Trades Union Congress, concerning the importance of arts in the community. It will be of most interest to academics and scholars of post-war British theatre, and to those teaching theatre and drama. It is accessible for a student readership at all undergraduate levels, as well as postgraduates. It has potential for textbook and reading list use. Wesker’s significance in British theatre history of the 1950s and 1960s means that the book may find readers amongst the informed general public.

The Modern Monologue

(1962) Arnold Wesker Act 2, scene 10. A roadway. Smiler (18-20), a recent
conscript in the RAF, runs away from training camp. He has been the target of
scorn and harassment from superiors who 'have it in for him'. On the parade
ground they ...

The Modern Monologue

Author: Michael Earley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136083561

Page: 172

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The Modern Monologue in two volumes, one for men and one for women, is an exciting selection of speeches drawn from the landmark plays of the 20th century. The great playwrights of the British, American and European theatre-- and the plays most constantly performed on stage throughout the world--are represented in this unique collection. Monologues of all types--both serious and comic, realistic and absurdist--provide a dynamic challenge for all actors: the student, the amateur and the professional. A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors' introduction and commentaries that set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.

The Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for Women

Roots by Arnold Wesker Roots is the middle play in Wesker ' s ' trilogy ' written in
the 1950s which begins with Chicken Soup with Barley and ends with I ' m
Talking about Jerusalem . Centring on over two decades in the lives of the Kahn
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The Methuen Book of Modern Monologues for Women

Author: Chrys Salt

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 154

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This is a selection of speeches for women drawn from the great landmark plays of the 20th century. An appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editor's introductions and commentaries, which set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance context

Wesker the Playwright

They are communicating by matching monologues , and these monologues are
parallel , making the same point in different areas - which is what Pip ' s and
Chas ' s relationship should be like . This takes place in act one scene eight , and
the ...

Wesker  the Playwright

Author: Glenda Leeming

Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen

ISBN:

Page: 181

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Wesker on file

Annie Wobbler 'Three monologues for my friend Nichola McAuliffe.' Written: 1980
-81. ... Wesker; des. Pamela Howard; with Nichola McAuliffe as all three women),
trans, to New End Theatre, London, 26 July 1983. Revived: Fortune Th.

Wesker on file

Author: Glenda Leeming

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 67

View: 291

London Theatre Record

87 Kenneth Hurren * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Arnold Wesker ' s two plays ,
Yardsale and Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon ? at Hammersmith ' s Lyric
Studio are written for one actress - two monologues on different notes of despair .

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Notes on Arnold Wesker s Roots

As Mrs Bryant sits down after finishing the washing up , the action slows down
even more while she gives a long monologue on Ma Buckley , a mentally ill
woman . As with her account of Jimmy Skelton and with some of her earlier
gossip , it is ...

Notes on Arnold Wesker s Roots

Author: Anthony Maxwell Aylwin

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 49

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More Actors Guide to Monologues

( NAL 521 ) THIS BIRD OF DAWNING Anne ( 35 ) 1:45 SINGETH ALL NIGHT
LONG - Philip Hayes Dean CAMILLE - Alexandre Marguerite ( 305 ) 2:00 Dumas
Fils ; tr : Metcalf CHICKEN SOUP WITH 1:30 BARLEY - Arnold Wesker Jewish ) in
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More Actors Guide to Monologues

Author: Jane Grumbach

Publisher: Drama Pub

ISBN:

Page: 28

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Waterstone s Guide to Books

( FB459 ) Amber Lane pbk £ 3.95 WESKER , ARNOLD ( 1932 - ) Wesker is one of
the key figures responsible for implanting a ... 1982 and 1988 , they bring into
focus Wesker's rare ability to craft intelligent and affecting monologues for women
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Theatre Record

As played by Susan flood of fact - laden monologues Jenny's parents , mild -
mannered take - home moment . Tracy , Wesker's Valerie at first and
argumentative duologues but resilient victims whose seems maternal , caring
and indigthat ...

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Understanding Arnold Wesker

Wesker ' s move from the family settings of the Trilogy to the public context of the
class struggle in Chips with ... among off - duty airmen to the heightened
monologues of Pip and Smiler , from the deliberately stylized verbal routines with
which ...

Understanding Arnold Wesker

Author: Robert Wilcher

Publisher:

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Page: 181

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Actors Guide to Monologues

Arnold Wesker English ) ( Cape 68 ) THE DARK AT THE TOP OF Sammy ( 16 , 1:
15 II I always worry that ... THE STAIRS - William Inge Jewish ) ( DPS 48 ) DINO
Dino ( 17 ) 1:15 III Never ! Because I'm Kristin Sergel tough . ( Dram 56 ) FOR ...

Actors Guide to Monologues

Author: Jane Grumbach

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Page: 34

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Journal of Theatre and Drama

Marowitz's anger . That is , Wesker sees a multi - dimensional personality where
Shakespeare provides only a stereotype . ... Indeed , in the climax of Shylock's
first act , Wesker's tragic hero delivers a monologue unlike anything in Merchant .

Journal of Theatre and Drama

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Plays and Players

Shaun Parkes , James Hazeldine and Julian Kerridge throughout a long
monologue , a tour de force , which was much more dramatic . The scene here is
too diffuse and the place , ill - defined . Wesker , alternating between realism and
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Plays and Players

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Writers H Z

Critical Studies : Wesker by Harold U . Ribalow , 1966 ; Wesker edited by Michael
Marland , 1970 ; Wesker by Ronald ... In its focus on a woman , Caritas points to
the new voice of Wesker in the 1980 ' s , his series of monologues for women .

Writers H   Z

Author: Daniel Lane Kirkpatrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781558620797

Page: 20

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Wesker on Theatre

Arnold Wesker. With The Journalists there seemed to be more of an opportunity
to do this. World-shattering and political lilliputian ... The next monologue is – to
my mind – just as dramatically compelling as the pastry cook's but it reaches for
an ...

Wesker on Theatre

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433763

Page: 112

View: 630

Wesker On Theatre is a collection of essays by one of Britain's most well-known, prolific and controversial writers, which explores his thoughts on drama and the theatre gained from a writing career that spans fifty years. Wesker brings together for the first time an assortment of theatre pieces exploring such subjects as The DNA of a Play; The Nature of Dialogue; The Nature of Development; Can Playwrights be Taught to Write Plays; Interpretation - To Explain or Impose, and many others that attempt to elucidate the shifts of thought he has negotiated throughout his long career. Often controversial, Wesker On Theatre is a challenging and thought-provoking volume.