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Roots (1958) is the second play in The Wesker Trilogy.  Roots focuses on Beatie Bryant as she makes the transition from being an uneducated working-class woman obsessed with Ronnie, her unseen liberal boyfriend, to a woman who can express herself and the struggles of her time. It is written in the Norfolk dialect of the people on which it focuses, and is considered to be one of Wesker's kitchen sink dramas.  Roots was first presented at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in May 1959 with Joan Plowright in the lead before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre, London.



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