John Osborne Plays 2

The Entertainer; The Hotel in Amsterdam; West of Suez; Time Present

John Osborne
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'Like all Osborne's best work, this is a play about personal failure, individual desolation, the frustration of the soul into which we are entitled to read the frustration of a community. One of the reasons why Osborne changed the face of English theatre is that he made passionate personal drama out of a national malaise.' Sunday Times

Author bio:

John Osborne was born in London in 1929. Before becoming a playwright he worked as a journalist, assistant stage manager and repertory theatre actor. Seeing an advertisement for new plays in The Stage in 1956, Osborne submitted Look Back in Anger. Not only was the play produced, but it was to become considered as the turning point in post-war British theatre. Osborne's protagonist, Jimmy Porter, captured the rebelliousness of an entire post-war generation of 'angry young men'. His other plays include The Entertainer (1957), Luther (1961), Inadmissable Evidence (1964), and A Patriot for Me (1966). He also wrote two volumes of autobiography, A Better Class of Person (1981) and Almost a Gentleman (1991). His last play, Dejavu (1991), returns to the characters of Look Back in Anger, over thirty years later. Both Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer were adapted for film, and in 1963 Osbo

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9780571178469
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literature & literary studies