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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 8 languages and held by 3,373 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 )

104 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,555 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 )

105 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,848 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 )

62 editions published between 1955 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inadmissible Evidence is about a seedy lawyer in middle-aged meltdown--The Guardian
Tom Jones by Tony Richardson( Visual )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,569 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!
Epitaph for George Dillon : a play in three acts by John Osborne( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 921 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."
Four plays by John Osborne( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected dramatic works reveal the modern playwright's concern about human nature, oppression, and weakness
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 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two new plays; one about the marriage of a royal prince, the other in the style of the Theatre of the Absurd
A patriot for me by John Osborne( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 696 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
Before anger by John Osborne( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 652 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 )

27 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get Carter by Mike Hodges( Visual )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 581 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
A subject of scandal and concern : a play for television by John Osborne( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 578 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 screenplay by John Osborne( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 540 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 John Osborne( Visual )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 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
The picture of Dorian Gray; a moral entertainment by John Osborne( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Osborne writes in his introduction, Wilde's masterpiece conveys a feeling of 'wilful courage and despair', qualities which echo the spirit of Wilde himself. This story of a man who preserves his youth and is feted by society, while his portrait deteriorates with age, is also superb entertainment. Osborne's brilliant and concise dramatisation highlights the relevance of this tale in the modern world, where, as Osborne says, 'It is obligatory to be slim, trim, careless.'"--BOOK JACKET
The entertainer by John Osborne( Visual )

42 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 488 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 his lifetime
Plays for England : the blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain cover. The world of Paul Slickey by John Osborne( Book )

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

West of Suez : a play by John Osborne( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 476 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 ; The hotel in Amsterdam by John Osborne( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 462 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 playFour playsPlays for England: The blood of the Bambergs [and] Under plain coverA patriot for meBefore angerTom Jones : a screenplayLook back in anger
Alternative Names
Džon Ozborn

John James Osborne

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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

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Osborn, Džon, 1929-1994

Osborn, John James, 1929-1994

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Osborne James

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 Осбарн

Джон Осборн

Осборн Джон

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, 죤 1929-1994

오스본, 죤 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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