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Osborne, John 1929-1994

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Luther : a play by John Osborne ( Book )
53 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the passionate priest, the rebel who challenged and changed the spiritual world of his time
Look back in anger, a play in three acts by John Osborne ( Book )
101 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and German and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Osborne's play set the pattern for the "angry young man" anti-hero, alienated from himself and from society
Inadmissible evidence; a play by John Osborne ( Book )
70 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Maitland is a 39-year-old London solicitor who has gazed into the broken mirror of his life and gleaned the terrifying knowledge that he is irredeemably mediocre. This anti-hero sits in a prisoner's dock watching his life pass like a funeral cortege
The entertainer, a play by John Osborne ( Book )
136 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Birthed by a local woman but raised by the village squire, Tom Jones 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!
Look back in anger by John Osborne ( Book )
87 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,229 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."
Plays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover. The world of Paul Slickey by John Osborne ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epitaph for George Dillon, a play in three acts by John Osborne ( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 976 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."
West of Suez. A patriot for me. Time present. The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected dramatic works reveal the modern playwright's concern about human nature, oppression, and weakness
Look back in anger by John Osborne ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 698 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 film script by John Osborne ( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A patriot for me by John Osborne ( Book )
33 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A subject of scandal and concern, a play for television by John Osborne ( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West of Suez: a play by John Osborne ( Book )
33 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 534 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
Time present; [and] The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne ( Book )
19 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Get Carter by Mike Hodges ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 494 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
Watch it come down by John Osborne ( Book )
10 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 421 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 picture of Dorian Gray; a moral entertainment by John Osborne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A place calling itself Rome by John Osborne ( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 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 (875)
German (21)
Danish (4)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
Estonian (1)
French (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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