John Osborne's Look Back in Anger

Author: Aleks Sierz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441175059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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Look Back in Anger is one of the few works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general, and its name is one of the most well-known in postwar cultural history. Its premiere in 1956 sparked off the first "new wave" of kitchen-sink drama and the cultural phenomenon of the angry young man. The play's anti-hero, Jimmy Porter, became the spokesman of a generation. Osborne's play is a key milestone in "new writing" for British theatre, and the Royal Court-which produced the play-has since become one of the most important new writing theatres in the UK.
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Look Back in Anger

Author: John Osborne

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300871

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre. 'Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage - the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the automatic rejection of "official" attitudes, the surrealist sense of humour . . . the casual promiscuity, the sense of lacking a crusade worth fighting for and, underlying all these, the determination that no one who dies shall go unmourned.' Kenneth Tynan, Observer, 13 May 1956 'Look Back in Anger . . . has its inarguable importance as the beginning of a revolution in the British theatre, and as the central and most immediately influential expression of the mood of its time, the mood of the "angry young man".' John Russell Taylor
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John Osborne Plays 1; Look Back in Anger, Epitaph for George Dillion, the World of Paul Slickey, Dejauv

Author: John Osborne

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780571177660

Category: Drama

Page: 289

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In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre. This volume includes some of the early plays which launched his career along its startling trajectory, as well as his much later play, Dejavu, which brings us Look Back in Anger's Jimmy Porter thirty-five years on, older and wiser, but no less indignantly eloquent.
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Don't Look Back in Anger

Growing Up with Oasis

Author: Christopher Hutton,Richard Kurt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684819563

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 290

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Chris Hutton is to Oasis what Pete Best was to the Beatles - the one who was ousted from the band just before they achieved fame and glory. Chris Hutton and Richard Kurt now tell the whole story of Oasis from a unique perspective. It is one that the Oasis PR machine would like to forget, chronicling their years of growing up in Burnage, their early musical development, the eventual breakthrough, and the brutal expulsion of Hutton from the band. Now, from one of the biggest bands since the Beatles comes the true story of the talent and raw ambition which drove Oasis into the spotlight, leaving behind one of their earliest members.
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A Study Guide for John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410351416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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Don't Look Back in Anger

Author: Philip Pettican

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1904697577

Category:

Page: 180

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An amazing and heart rending story." - On the Grapevine DescriptionCleverly written with a dramatic twist in the end, this is a chilling and excellently written story about the realities that living with schizophrenia brings. Phil travels to America where his alcoholism and erratic behaviour make life seem very odd. Upon realisation that he has schizophrenia Phil feels an urge to psychoanalyse himself. Written with lucidity, pathos and realism, this book shows the realities of living with mental ill health and the humiliation that sufferers have to deal with. About the AuthorPhillip Pettican was born in May 1957 in Chelmsford Essex. He joined the Royal Navy in 1974. After serving for 10 months he left to live with his mother and stepfather in Scotland, and subsequently moved with them to Surrey. He remained in Surrey until 1987 and after a brief spell abroad, returned to Norwich where he lives to this day. Phil is now active in the UK survivor movement.
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The Lost Temper

Critical Essays on Look Back in Anger

Author: G. J. V. Prasad

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403909466

Category:

Page: 139

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The Lost Temper fills a lacuna in the criticism available on the historic play, Look Back in Anger. All the essays in this volume are by Indian scholars of theatre who while showing an awareness of the latest criticism and theoretical practices, their rea
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