Plays For England

Plays For England

eBook - 2016
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John Osborne (1929-1994) was the leading playwright of the post-war British theatre revival: a renaissance that is said to have started when his Look Back in Anger was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre. It led to the coining of the phrase 'angry young man', which applied not only to Osborne but also to many new writers who criticized the system. But Osborne was not a conventional revolutionary; his attack on the present was in fact a mourning for the loss of past values, a stance that became clearer in his later plays. The Blood of the Bambergs, the first of the two companion Plays for England (1963), is a satirical account of a royal wedding. The second play, Under Plain Cover depicts a marriage in crisis that becomes a tabloid 'human interest' story. Watch it Come Down (1975) is the story of a man waiting for death, while his friends trash and scar each other around him.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Oberon Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781783192328
1783192321
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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