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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...

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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...It's a Sunday morning. Jimmy Porter and his friend are going through the papers, from time to time scornfully reading out bits while Alison works busily at the ironing board. Déjàvu? It's not 1956, but a generation later...

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...

Luther

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (14), Female (1), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Luther is John Osborne's powerful drama about the German Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483–1546). It was first performed in 1961 by the English Stage Company at Nottingham's Theatre Royal...

A Patriot for Me

Written by

John Osborne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Osborne

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (30), Female (4), Male (26), Unassigned (0)

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...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...

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...
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...Jimmy Porter barely ekes out a living running a candy stall by day and playing jazz trumpet by night. Although he usually takes his frustrations out on his emotionless wife, Jimmy's scathing tongue and self-loathing seems destined...

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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...I can’t escape it. I can’t forget it. And I can’t begin again. 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...

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...

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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...Six London friends, whose lives and work are overshadowed by a demanding film producer, flee the country for a weekend to escape his clutches. Safely ensconced in a hotel in Amsterdam, the uneasy equilibrium that has...