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Guide to the Collection of Works by Arnold Wesker given to Nathaniel Tarn
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M1369 Series 1 Play bills and play texts, 1960 - 1980

Box 1, Folder 1

Scene 7 from a proposed musical1960

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Arts Quarterly, No. 3, London. With a doodle pasted in and an explanatory inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Festival One," Program 1960

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Wellingborough Trades Council
Box 1, Folder 3

"Tag fur Tag," ("Roots"), German translation1962, February

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Play text, Theater Huete, Weske r play. Photograph of chair pasted in .[ play set item]
Box 1, Folder 4

"Chips with Everything" 1962, December

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Play text, Wesker play, Players and Plays, Vol. 10, No. 3 London
Box 1, Folder 5

"Ziemniaki Do Wazysikich Dan," ("Chips with Everything"), (Polish translation)1963

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Play text, Wesker play. Dialog, Vol. 8, No. 7, Warsaw, Poland
Box 1, Folder 6

"Patatas Fritas a Volunta," ("Chips with Everything") (Spanish translation)1964, August

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Play text, Wesker play, Primer Acto, No. 55, Barcelona, Spain. Two copies , each with a dfferent note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 1, Folder 7

"Los Cuatro Estaciones," ("The Four Seasons")1964

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Play bill. Wesker play, El Teatro Estudio, Cuba
Box 1, Folder 8

"Their Very Own and Golden City"1965, September

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Play text, Wesker play. in Quest, Quarterly No. 1, London, Paul Hamblyn Publishers. Also contains two long notes to Nathaniel Tarn, and text projections for Tarn's second book, "Eagle Escaped This City."
Box 1, Folder 9

"Their Very Own and Golden City" 1966, May 19

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Play bill of Wesker play, Royal Court Theatre, London
Box 1, Folder 10

"La Cuisine" (French translation)1967, August

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Play text of Wesker play in L'Avant Scene, No 385, (With a note in French from Wesker to Nathaniel Tarn).
Box 1, Folder 11

"Les Quatre Saisons"(French translation)1969, January

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Play text, l'Avant Scene, No. 417.
Box 1, Folder 12

"The Friends"1969

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Play text of Wesker play, fourth draft, signature in pencil by Wesker, inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 1, Folder 13

Preproduction Notes for "The Friends"1970, March

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Directional notes by Wesker for "The Friends," London production, unpublished

Subjects and Indexing Terms

The Round House
Box 1, Folder 14

"The Friends"1970, October

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Play text of Wesker play in Plays and Players, Vol. 18, No. 1, London ,with photograph of donkey pasted in. (For loose photographs see Box 3) Note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 1, Folder 15

"Vannera" (Swedish translation)1971

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Play bill of Wesker play. Signature by Wesker
Box 1, Folder 16

"Hora Sarutului" ("Menace for Six Sundays") (Hungarian translation)1971

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Play text for television by Wesker, "Hora Sarutului." ("Menace for Six Sundays.") in Secolu 20, Revista de Literatura, Universala Bucharest ( in Hungarian ) No. 9, with photograph of Wesker as a child in Hyde Park, London pasted in. (See also loose photographs in Box 3.)
Box 1, Folder 17

"Koket" ("The Kitchen") (Swedish translation)1971, September 10

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Play bill of play by Wesker, "Koket." Also notes in English from Wesker's notebook. With note and inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 1, Folder 18

"Los Amigos," ("The Friends") (Spanish translation)1972, January

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Play text of Wesker play, "Los Amigos" ("The Friends"), in Primer Acto, No. 140.
Box 1, Folder 19

"The Friends"[1972?]

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Play bill of Wesker play, Vannerna Productions
Box 1, Folder 20

"The Old Ones"1972, October

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Play text of play by Wesker, in Plays and Players, Vol. 20, No. 1, London
Box 1, Folder 21

"The Old Ones"1973

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One page of directional notes by Wesker for "The Old Ones"
Box 1, Folder 22

"I Vecchi," ("The Old Ones") (Italian translation)n.d.

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Early version of Wesker play ,"The Old Ones", in Sapario, No. 320, Rome.
Box 1, Folder 23

"The Journalists"1975

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Play text of play by Wesker, Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative. London.
Box 1, Folder 24

"Liebesbriefe auf Blauen Papier" ("Love Letters on Blue Paper") (German translation)1976

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"Love Letters on Blue Paper," Play text of Wesker play, Berlin. Henschalverlag, Henschal Collection. With publisher's free copy form to Wesker. Inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 25

"The Wedding Feast," Parts 1 and 21977, April-May

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Play text of play by Wesker, Plays and Players, Vol. 24 , No. 7, London. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 26

"The Merchant"1977 - 1978

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Play text of play by Wesker, in Adam International Review, Vol. XLI,. 401-403, London. Also contains an article: "Wesker's Quest for Values" by Peter Bowering, and "Leah," an essay by Wesker.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Peter Bowering
Box 2, Folder 27

"The Merchant"1977, October

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Play bill of a play by Wesker. Given at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.
 

M1369 Series 2 Magazine articles, 1954 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 28

"Londoner Revives Ancient Craft"1954 May-June

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Essay by Wesker in Norfolk Magazine, Norwich, Norfolk, U.K. Original and photocopy, with inscriptions to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 29

"Two Lost Generations"1960, February

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Essay by Wesker in Definition, Quarterly Journal of Film Criticism, No 1, London. Note and inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 30

"The Modern Playwright," or "Mother Is It Worth It ?"1960

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Essay by Wesker, Gemini, London
Box 2, Folder 31

"Labor and the Arts"1960

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Essay by Wesker in Gemini, London,.
Box 2, Folder 32

"The Secret Reins"1962, March

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Essay by Wesker in Encounter, Vol., XVIII, No. 3, London. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 33

"The House" 1966, November

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Lecture by Wesker, given in Birmingham, in Encounter, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, London. Also contains a loose page of notepaper for Centre 42, Trade Union Council arts center. Note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 34

"The System and the Writer"[1970?]

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Interview with Wesker, New Theatre Magazine, Vol. XI, No. 2, Bristol, U.K.
Box 2, Folder 35

"Conference in Tokyo"1971

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Article by Wesker in International Theatre Information, Winter, Paris.
Box 2, Folder 36

"Last Letter to Aunty Sara from Arnold"1971, October

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Letter in The Garment Worker, Vol. 40, No. 10, London. Also photo of Aunt Sara. See also Box 3, Photographs and Drawings. Note and inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 37

"Bonne Feuilles" (French and English translations)1973, September-October

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Essay by Wesker on music and playwriting, in Musique de les Temps, No. 14 at St Michel de Provence, Forqualquier, France. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 38

"A Time of Dying: A Sort of Short Story"1973

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Essay by Wesker in Jewish Quarterly, Vol. 21, Nos. 1-2, London. Contains reproduction of painting of Wesker. See also Box 3, Photographs and Drawings. Note and inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 39

"East End, My Cradle"1974, Novembr 24

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Essay by Wesker in Observer Sunday Magazine, with a painting of East End street by John Allin.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

John Allin
Box 2, Folder 40

Arnold Wesker as a character in a comic book.1974

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New Times, Class War Comics, No. 1, Brighton U. K. Also contains a drawing of Wesker taken from The London Times Colour Supplement, talks about Wesker's play "The Friends," produced in 1970. Explanatory note and inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 41

"Miseria de non essere Poeta" (Italian translation)1975 - 1976

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Lecture by Wesker given at Le Confereze dell' Associazione Culturale Italiana, in Genoa Turin, Milan, Rome. Published in Fasciolo 42. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 42

"Min Mor" (Swedish translation)1977, February

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Essay by Wesker on his mother., in Femina, Helsingberg, Sweden. Early family photos reproduced. Inscription to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 43

"Journal of 'The Journalists'."1977

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Journal entries by Wesker for his play "The Journalists," in Theatre Quarterly, London, Vol. VII, No. 26.
Box 2, Folder 44

"Making the Case for Shylock"1977, November 26

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Interview with Wesker in The Nation, Vol. 225, No. 18. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 2, Folder 45

"When I Was Your Age"1980

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Essay by Wesker in The School Times, Vol I, No. 2 , London. Autographed by Wesker to his grandson, Jonathan Bickerbike.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jonathan Bickerbike
Box 2, Folder 46

"Memorandum to Playwrights"1980, July

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Essay by Wesker in The Writer's News, London. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Flat Box 4, Folder 77

Wesker, "Days in the Life of Arnold Wesker."1971, July

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In Ink, No l0, London.. Inscribed by Wesker with note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Flat Box 4, Folder 79

Wesker, "East End Roots" in Times Literary Supplement, London, 19751975

Flat Box 4, Folder 80

Wesker, "The Merchant, " reviews, Arts Guardian, London, December 17, 19771977, December 17

Flat Box 4, Folder 81

Wesker, "Not the Same," poem, Jewish Chronicle Literary Supplement, London, December 19791979, December

Flat Box 4, Folder 83

Wesker, "The Confidence of Boughs," poem, Jewish Chronicle Literary Supplement, London, June 6, 19801980, June 6

Flat Box 4, Folder 84

Wesker, "The Clouds Are Low," poem, Jewish Literary Supplement, London, December 26, 19801980, December 26

 

M1369 Series 3 Critical Essays, 1968 - 1996

Flat Box 4, Folder 76

Wesker, "Fears of Fragmentation," lecture on role of the artist, Tokyo.1968, October 18

Box 2, Folder 47

"Their Very Own and Golden City"1996, May 19

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Nine reviews of Wesker's play. Names of newspapers not given.
Box 2, Folder 48

"A Letter to Mr. Arnold Wesker"1968

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Open letter from Sato Susumo,Tokyo. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Susumo, Sato
Box 2, Folder 49

"Casual Condemnations: A Brief Study of The Critic as Censor."1969?

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Article by Wesker in The Critic in the Theatre, London, No. 1, 1969.
Box 2, Folder 50

" How Mr. Wesker's Plays End," 1970

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Open letter from Sato Susumo, Tokyo

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Susumo, Sato
Box 2, Folder 51

"Notes"1972

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Review of Wesker's playwriting by Jack Cope, editor, in Contrast 29, South African Quarterly, Capetown, South Africa, Spring 1972. Includes photo of Wesker pasted on the Contents page. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cope, Jack
Box 2, Folder 52

"Chips with Everything,"1972

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Wesker's play in Methuen's Study Aids, London, 1972. Also includes snapshot of Wesker. Insription and note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 3, Folder 53

"A Cretinue of Critics: An Open Letter to Harold Hobson"1972

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Wesker in Drama: The Quarterly Theatre Review, No. 107, London. Winter 1972. With photo of Wesker on Pont Neuf, Paris 1956
Box 3, Folder 54

"Wesker vs Taylor"1972

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Plays and Players, London, Vol. 20, No. 2, November 1972. Contains photo of Wesker in Paris in l956. Inscribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 3, Folder 55

"How to Cope with Criticism"1972

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Wesker, in Plays and Players, Vol 20, No 3. London, 1972
Box 3, Folder 56

"Critics Round Table"1976

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Wesker, Seldes, Kalem, Wilson, New York Theater Review, discuss Wesker's play, "The Merchant," January 1976.
 

M1369 Series 4 Poems by Wesker, 1952 - 1979

Box 3, Folder 57

"The Poor" 1952

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Wesker poem in Plan for Freedom and Progress, Vol. 21. No. 3, London, 1952. Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 3, Folder 58

"The Book in My Hand"1960

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Wesker poem in Overland Magazine, Melbourne Australia, No. 18, Winter/ Spring 1960. Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 3, Folder 59

"My Child" and "The First Child"1961

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Wesker poems in Overland Magazine, Melbourne, Australia No, 19, Summer 1960-61. Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn. (Also contains, Wesker's essay, "Oh ,Mother, Is it Really Worth It?" Labor and the Arts.)
Box 3, Folder 60

"The First Child"1961

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Wesker, poem in the sixties, London, Spring, l96l. Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn.
Box 3, Folder 61

"Sitting Waiting for Aunty Anne"1971

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1953 poem by Wesker, with photo of Aunty Anne, circa 1930, Stepney Words, London, l971, Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn. (Also contains a loose page letter to Wesker by Colin Searle.)
Box 3, Folder 62

"It Was a Time of Feasts and Weddings"1978, April 14

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Wesker poem in Piano, A Flowing Journal, Washington D. C., April l4, l978. Inscription and note to Nathaniel Tarn.
 

M1369 Series 5 Photographs and drawings, ca. 1920 - ca. 1981

Flat Box 4, Folder 79

Colored broadsides about Wesker's work.1959 - 1969

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Broadsides include comments on Wesker's plays, labor union activities, reviews etc..Times Educational Series, The Times Newspaper, Ltd. ,
Flat Box 4, Folder 75

Photograph, by Barcelo of Barcelona, "Chips with Everything."1963

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Spanish production. Incribed to Nathaniel Tarn.
Flat Box 4, Folder 78

Preliminary sketch for "The Old Ones," by Rudolph Heinrich, Munich, 19721972

Flat Box 4, Folder 82

Three posters for three plays, "I'm Talking About Jerusalem", "Roots," and " Chicken Soup with Barley." Shaw Theatre, London, (1979?][1979?]

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Signed by Wesker with recepient marked on each.
Box 3, Folder 63

Photo of Wesker's desk , with typewriter.n.d.

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Also draft of a letter or article. Camera Press Ltd., Peter Mitchell photographer.
Box 3, Folder 64

Arnold Wesker's relativesn.d.

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Photograph, Wesker relatives.
Box 3, Folder 65

"Some of My Third Cousins"[1920s?]

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Wesker's photographs ( "My Father's cousins") in the Soviet Union , late 1920s.
Box 3, Folder 66

Photograph of poster of Cuban political figures1963 - 1964

Box 3, Folder 67

Photograph of Wesker pasted in.[1972?]

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Photo of Wesker, pasted in three quarter face against sculpture of Arnold Wesker by Francis Baruch, circa 1972
Box 3, Folder 68

Press Cutting of phot of Wesker's mother, in Morning Star, London, September 1972.1972

Box 3, Folder 69

Photograph of Wesker on postcard . Postcard illustrated by John Allin painting of East End , London, 1974 ,with note to Nathaniel Tarn 19761976

Box 3, Folder 70

Drawing, copy of Rosenberg's "Ruth Lowy"[1981?]

 

M1369 Series 6 Miscellaneous, 1955 - 1988

Box 3, Folder 71

Letter to Wesker from John Lehmann, editor, The London Magazine, August 8, 19551955

Box 3, Folder 72

Schedule of Events, Battersea Arts Centre, U.K. September/October, 19881988

Box 3, Folder 73

Schedule of Events, The Old Bull Arts Centre, Barnet, Hertfordshire, U.K. Autumn 1988.1988.