Arnold Wesker, considered one of the key figures in 20th Century drama, is the author of 42 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. 2002 celebrated his 70th birthday and his 45th year as a playwright. 2006 celebrated his knighthood.
The Roots of Writing: Bernard Kops, Emanuel Litvinoff, Harold Pinter & Arnold Wesker
The first session of Jewish Book Week 2003 presented an unforgettable celebration of the wealth of writing to come out of the East End and Hackney in the middle decades of the 20th century. Bernard Kops, Emanuel Litvinoff, Harold Pinter and Arnold Wesker, four of Britain’s most distinguished writers, discussed with Melvyn Bragg the influence on their writing of an area that in recent years has been much mythologised and romanticised. This session was a unique opportunity to hear these w...
Coexistence and Cooperation Between Israelis and Palestinians: The Untold Story
Holy Land Mosaic tells of Daniel Gavron’s personal journey through the relatively unknown territory of Israeli-Palestinian coexistence, cooperation, partnership, and friendship that exists despite the reality of enmity and daily violence.
It penetrates behind the cliches to meet the individual human beings: Jews and Muslims, Israelis, Palestinians, Druze, and others. Encompassing projects involving both Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens in Israel, and cross-border programmes invol...
All Things Tire of Themselves
Time parts memory
They say only the aged die of nostalgia, yet
Still young, I lift ten years to resurrect The Lane,
Gas-lamps, fog and chestnuts roasted
On a shovel gingerly held above hot coals.
The Lane of their hearts scream with loss
In the dim-lit streets where lovely boys
Once bounced over toys and ruins
Left by wars of storming fathers.