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Historical, Political And Cultural Context

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... connections with that war were beginning to disappear. Clothes rationing had been halted in 1949; four years later, confectionary and then sugar rationing followed – thus enabling John Osborne’s Jimmy Porter to run a street-market sweet stall...

Déjàvu

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... John Osborne returns to the characters from Look Back in Anger in a savage and brilliant exploration of Britain, thirty years on. Déjàvu was first performed at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, in May 1992, and subsequently at the Comedy Theatre, London....

The Hotel in Amsterdam

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... existed between them is joyously exposed as the alcohol starts to flow. John Osborne's funny and moving account of friendship won the Evening Standard Best Play of the Year Award in 1968. The play was revived by the Donmar Warehouse, London, in September 2003....

Time Present

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Time Present premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1968...

Look Back in Anger

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... 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 Look Back in Anger was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in May 1956....

The World of Paul Slickey

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (27), Female (11), Male (15), Unassigned (1)

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...John Osborne's first musical is an outrageous romp through the mad sub-world of the gossip columns in the tow of a columnist to end all columnists, the great Paul Slickey himself. The World of Paul Slickely premiered at the Pavillion Theatre, Bournemouth, in April 1959....

Inadmissible Evidence

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... 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. First performed at the Royal...

Epitaph for George Dillon

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...'Epitaph for George Dillon absorbs and fascinates because it is that rarest of theatrical phenomena, a realistic modern drama which is not bourgeois in its underlying assumptions. It is like a familiar building caught at an angle which...

West of Suez

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (14), Female (2), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...West of Suez was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in August 1971...

The Entertainer

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...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...