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Look Back in Anger

John Osborne

Look Back In Anger by John Osborne changed the course of English theatre in 1956 and expresses the mood of post-war Britain with originality, clarity and surrealist humour.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571038480
Date Published
06.11.1978
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Summary

In 1956 John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre.

Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage – the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the automatic rejection of “official” attitudes, the surrealist sense of humour… the casual promiscuity, the sense of lacking a crusade worth fighting for and, underlying all these, the determination that no one who dies shall go unmourned.’ Kenneth Tynan, Observer, 13 May 1956

Look Back in Anger… has its inarguable importance as the beginning of a revolution in the British theatre, 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

JohnOsborne

John Osborne was born in London in 1929. Before becoming a playwright he worked as a journalist, assistant stage manager and repertory theatre actor. Seeing an advertisement for new plays in The Stage in 1956, Osborne submitted Look Back in Anger. Not only was the play produced, but it was to become considered as the turning point in post-war British…

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