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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 )

217 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,365 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 )

133 editions published between 1931 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

173 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,968 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
Inadmissible evidence; a play by John Osborne( Book )

88 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This British play, written in 1964 and filmed as a motion picture in 1968, is about a 39-year-old solicitor named William Maitland. He handles divorce cases, drinks heavily, is a bully, and tells the audience how much he hates his life. In the second act, his "crimes" are punished, as he loses everyone he cares about.-- adapted from Wikipedia, accessed 12-4-14
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

62 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!
Plays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover by John Osborne( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 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
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 1,080 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
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 917 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 )

53 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For New York private investigator Harry Angel, it's just another job for the missing persons file. The problem is the famous 40s singer was last seen in a hospital upstate more than fifteen years ago
Four plays by John Osborne( )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From her college days onward, Dawn Powell, known primarily for her novels and her diaries and letters, dreamed of becoming a successful playwright. Indeed, over the course of four decades, she finished at least ten plays and was working on fashioning her novel, The Golden Spur into a musical comedy during her final illness. Only two of her plays were mounted during her lifetime, however. This volume contains both of those works - Big Night which was produced by the legendary Group Theater in 1933, and Jig Saw, which was staged by the Theater Guild the following year. These are fast-paced, blunt-spoken - and very funny - comedies that directly anticipate the hard-boiled satire of such novels as Turn, Magic Wheel and Angels on Toast. Rounding out the book are two unpublished (and as yet unproduced) plays that Powell wrote in the late 1920s - the experimental, quasi-expressionist Women at Four O'Clock and a nostalgic bittersweet story of old New York, Walking Down Broadway, which director Erich von Stroheim would later adapt into the Hollywood film Hello, Sister!"--Jacket
Four plays by John Osborne( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 665 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 627 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
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 )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter, travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson( Visual )

52 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 526 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
Tom Jones : a screenplay by John Osborne( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 512 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
The entertainer by John Osborne( Visual )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of seedy music hall life. Archie Rice, a third rate vaudevillian whose song and dance routines are unappealing and boring, is nagged by his shrewish alcoholic wife about his failures. His world comes tumbling down onto the garbage heap he has built up through a life of self-deception, sneaky schemes, and ruthless unconcern for those who love him
West of Suez : a play by John Osborne( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 492 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 )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Look back in anger, a play in three acts
Alternative Names
Džon Ozborn

John James Osborne

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John Osborne drammaturgo britannico

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Osborn, Džon, 1929-1994

Osborn, John James, 1929-1994

Osborne John

Osborne, John J. 1929-1994

Osborne John James

Osborne, John James 1929-

Osborne John James 1929-1994

Usburn, Jūn

Usburn, Jūn 1929-1994

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Джон Озбърн

Джон Осборн

Осборн, Джон 1929-1994

Џон Озборн

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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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Luther : a playThe entertainer : a playPlays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain coverFour playsBefore angerLook back in angerTom Jones : a screenplayThe entertainer