Sir Arnold Wesker 'never lost his sense of human potential'
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Sir Arnold Wesker 'never lost sense of human potential'

Sir Arnold Wesker, one of Britain's greatest 20th century playwrights, has died.

Born in the East End of London in 1932 into a Jewish family, he drew on his background for his early plays, such as his first, Chicken Soup with Barley.

The Guardian's theatre critic, Michael Billington, spoke to the Today programme .about him.

  • 13 Apr 2016