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Osborne, John 1929-1994

Overview
Works: 462 works in 2,216 publications in 10 languages and 42,932 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Television adaptations  Television plays  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Actor, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Other, Author of dialog, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6065.S18, 822.914
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Look back in anger, a play in three acts by John Osborne ( Book )
274 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy Porter plays trumpet badly. He browbeats his flatmate, terrorizes his wife, and is not above sleeping with her best friend-who loathes Jimmy almost as much as he loathes himself. Yet this working-class Hamlet, the original Angry Young Man, is one of the most mesmerizing characters ever to burst onto a stage, a malevolently vital, volcanically articulate internal exile in the dreary, dreaming Siberia of postwar England. First produced in 1956, Look Back in Anger launched a revolution in the English theater. Savagely, sadly, and always impolitely, it compels readers and audiences to acknowledge the hidden currents of rottenness and rage in what used to be called "the good life."
Luther : a play by John Osborne ( Book )
129 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,783 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 )
82 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Maitland, a middle aged lawyer, struggles to avoid the harsh truths of his life. As those closest to him draw away, he puts himself on trial to fight for his sanity. John Osborne's poignant, witty and compelling portrait of loss, betrayal and defeat releases the author's characteristic display of soaring rhetorical venom to powerful effect. 'Inadmissible Evidence' was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1964
The entertainer, a play by John Osborne ( Book )
141 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This play about the life and work of a second-rate music hall comic (brilliantly created by Sir Laurence Olivier in the original production) and staged only eleven months after the opening of 'Look Back in Anger', secured John Osborne's reputation and has become a classic of 20th century drama.'The Entertainer' was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in April 1957
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,725 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
Epitaph for George Dillon, a play in three acts by John Osborne ( Book )
53 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 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 )
45 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 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
Tom Jones : a film script by John Osborne ( Book )
44 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Final Shooting Script dated 7th June, 1962
West of Suez. A patriot for me. Time present. The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected dramatic works reveal the modern playwright's concern about human nature, oppression, and weakness
A subject of scandal and concern, a play for television by John Osborne ( Book )
28 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover by John Osborne ( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Look back in anger by Tony Richardson ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A riveting story of a man whose pride and passions threaten to destroy him and the woman he loves
Time present ; The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne ( Book )
20 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The picture of Dorian Gray; a moral entertainment by John Osborne ( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Get Carter by Mike Hodges ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 509 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
West of Suez: a play by John Osborne ( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 506 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 )
4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watch it come down by John Osborne ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Henrik Ibsen's play, Hedda Gabler, the story of a woman's tormented search for self-fulfillment in a world dominated by men
The right prospectus : a play for television by John Osborne ( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Osborne, John
Osborne, John J. 1929-1994
Osborne, John James
Osborne, John James 1929-
Osborne John James 1929-1994
Usburn, Jūn 1929-1994
Осборн, Джон 1929-1994
جون أوزبورن، 1929-1994
オズボーン, J
オズボーン, ジョン
Languages
English (1,105)
German (38)
Danish (9)
French (7)
Italian (6)
Spanish (6)
Estonian (1)
Slovenian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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