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Osborne, John 1929-1994

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Look back in anger, a play in three acts by John Osborne( Book )

223 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Alison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Alison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him
Luther : a play by John Osborne( Book )

135 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the passionate priest, the rebel who challenged and changed the spiritual world of his time
Inadmissible evidence : a play by John Osborne( Book )

72 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inadmissible Evidence is about a seedy lawyer in middle-aged meltdown--The Guardian
The entertainer : a play by John Osborne( Book )

107 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of seedy music hall life centering on Archie Rice, an egotistical, third-rate British music hall performer whose career and personal life are in a down-hill spiral
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lusty adventures of a handsome and good-natured young man seeking his fortune and his true parentage in 18th century England
Plays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover by John Osborne( Book )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The blood of the Bambergs, the first of the two companion Plays for England (1963), is a satirical account of a royal wedding. The second play, Under plain cover depicts a marriage in crisis that becomes a tabloid 'human interest' story. Watch it come down (1975) is the story of a man waiting for death, while his friends trash and scar each other around him"--Page 4 of cover
Epitaph for George Dillon : a play in three acts by John Osborne( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an early John Osborne play, one of two plays that he wrote in collaboration with Anthony Creighton. In this play, George Dillon is a dedicated but jobless actor, an ambitious and serious playwright. But as the months go by and no parts are offered, his manuscripts returned, his life becomes a nightmare of anonymity, petty debt, and enforced idleness. When he goes to live with the Elliot family, the nightmare changes but does not lift. Eventually, George Dillon forges his "success". Yet, his epitaph is a judgment on all of us: "He never allowed himself one day of peace. He made no one happy. He loved no one successfully. And, in the end, it doesn't really matter."
A patriot for me by John Osborne( Book )

35 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Patriot for Me' shows how a young, able and ambitious officer of the Imperial and Royal Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was, through his homosexuality, blackmailed into becoming a spy for Tsarist Russia. When John Osborne wrote 'A Patriot for Me' it was not licensed for public performance by the Lord Chamberlain. In July 1965 the Royal Court Theatre, London, had to be converted into a club for the first production to take place. This volume contains a list of the cuts and alterations requested by the Lord Chamberlain - to which Osborne refused to agree
Four plays by John Osborne( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected dramatic works reveal the modern playwright's concern about human nature, oppression, and weakness
Before anger by John Osborne( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first performance of Look Back in Anger in 1956 ushered in a new period of British theatre, and its success established the previously unknown John Osborne as a new playwright of the first rank. Contrary to popular perception, Look Back was not Osborne's first play to be performed, and two of his early plays had already enjoyed professional productions. Copies of the scripts, thought to have been lost, were rediscovered in the British Library in 2008, and are presented for the first time here. The Devil Inside Him (1950) was the 21 year-old Osborne's earliest attempt at a full-length play, and concerns a young Welshman, Huw, at odds with the hypocrisy and imaginative poverty of his community. It was re-written with help from Osborne's then-lover, Stella Linden. Personal Enemy (1955) was written with Anthony Creighton with whom Osborne later collaborated with on Epitaph for George Dillon. Set in small-town America during summer of 1953 - at the height of the anti-communist witch-hunts - the play tells the story of a family torn apart by a country's political, and sexual, paranoia
A subject of scandal and concern : a play for television by John Osborne( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I have injured no man's reputation, taken no man's property, attacked no man's person, violated no oath, taught no immorality. I was asked a question and answered it openly.' Cheltenham, 1842. George Jacob Holyoake is a poor young teacher, making his way from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend who has been imprisoned for publishing a journal that criticizes the establishment. When he makes a stop in Cheltenham to address a lecture, his words and his overwhelming commitment to speaking the truth will change his life forever. Arrested and tried for blasphemy, and separated from his starving wife and child, Holyoake is faced with the choice of conforming or staying true to his beliefs in a time of injustice and intolerance. Based on the true story of the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, A Subject of Scandal and Concern was originally written for television in 1960 starring Richard Burton and Rachel Roberts, and directed by Tony Richardson, and was first seen onstage in Nottingham in the early 1960s. A Subject of Scandal and Concern received its London premiere at the Finborough Theatre in May 2016, marking the first theatrical staging of the play in over 40 years
Tom Jones : a film script by John Osborne( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get Carter by Mike Hodges( Visual )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time gangster journeys to Newcastle to investigate and avenge his brother's killing. Once there he finds himself drawn into the local underworld where he encounters the full spectrum of violence and corruption
Tom Jones : a screenplay by John Osborne( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Jones was Henry Fielding's greatest work. The first piece of English prose to be considered a novel, Samuel Taylor Coleridge praised it as 'one of the most perfect plots ever planned'. A hero, a heroine, dead parents, adversity, misadventure, mistakes and then resolution, happy ever after. A story told throughout the ages, part of our collective unconscious. Uproarious and unconventional, Tom Jones was adapted by John Osborne for the 1963 Oscar-winning film. Directed by Tony Richardson and starring Albert Finney, it won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The novel
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

53 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Allison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Allison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaudevillian Archie Rice is willing to neglect his family, exploit a starlet and string along his fellow performers in aid of his own career
West of Suez : a play by John Osborne( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a Caribbean Island, colonial and emotional empires in deca. The main character of this play, the elderly novelist Wyatt Gillman, resembles a fading Evelyn Waugh who has become a spent force and a prophet opposed to change
Plays for England : the blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover. The world of Paul Slickey by John Osborne( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time present ; The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne( Book )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch it come down by John Osborne( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Danish and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Look back in anger, a play in three acts
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Luther : a playThe entertainer : a playPlays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain coverBefore angerTom Jones : a screenplayLook back in angerThe entertainer
Alternative Names
Džon Ozborn

John James Osborne

John Osborne angol író, drámaíró, forgatókönyvíró, színész

John Osborne auteur dramatique, journaliste, comédien et producteur

John Osborne Brits acteur

John Osborne brytyjski dramatopisarz, aktor i scenarzysta

John Osborne drammaturgo britannico

John Osborne englischer Autor

John Osborne pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Osborn, Džon, 1929-1994

Osborn, John James, 1929-1994

Osborne John

Osborne, John, 1929-

Osborne, John J. 1929-1994

Osborne John James

Osborne, John James 1929-

Osborne John James 1929-1994

Usburn, Jūn

Usburn, Jūn 1929-1994

Τζων Όσμπορν Άγγλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας, ηθοποιός και κριτικός

Джон Озбърн

Джон Осборн

Осборн, Джон 1929-1994

Џон Озборн

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אוסבורן, ג'ון

אוסבורן, ג'ון, 1907-

ג'ון אוסבורן

ג'ון אוסבורן סופר בריטי

جان آزبرن

جون أوزبورن، 1929-1994

جون أوسبورن

ਜੋਨ ਉਸਬ੍ਰਨ

오스본, 존 1929-1994

오스본, 존 제임스 1929-1994

오즈번, 존 1929-1994

오즈번, 존 제임스 1929-1994

존 오즈번

オズボーン, J

オズボーン, ジョン

ジョン・オズボーン (劇作家)

約翰·奧斯本

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