Prolific playwright Arnold Wesker dies

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 1:38 PM

He was eighty-three. Wesker'south son, Lyndsay, says his father died Tuesday. He'd Parkinson'south disease. Though he wrote more than forty plays translated into eighteen languages, Wesker was most well-known for a trilogy of works — "Chicken Soup With Barley," "Roots," and "I'm Talking About Jerusalem."The works examine life for the communist Kahn family, who discover their family and political ideology disintegrating in the one thousand nine hundred thirty.

Prolific playwright Arnold Wesker dies

Prolific playwright Arnold Wesker, who drew on his Jewish heritage to create works that captured the dialogue and struggles of the working class, has died. He was 83.

Wesker'south son, Lyndsay, says his father died Tuesday. He'd Parkinson's disease.

Though he wrote more than forty plays translated into eighteen languages, Wesker was most well-known for a trilogy of works — "Chicken Soup With Barley," "Roots," and "I'm Talking About Jerusalem."

The works examine life for the communist Kahn family, who discover their family and political ideology disintegrating in the 1930s.

Other famous plays were "Chips With Everything," based on his service in the Royal Air Force, and "The Kitchen," based on his early days as a pastry cook.

Wesker was knighted in two thousand-sixth for services to drama.

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