John Osborne

John Osborne : Vituperative Artist

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For British playwright, John Osborne, there are no brave causes; only people who muddle through life, who hurt, and are often hurt in return. This study deals with Osborne's complete oeuvre and critically examines its form and technique; the function of the gaze; its construction of gender; and the relationship between Osborne's life and work. Gilleman has also traced the evolution of Osborne's reception by turning to critical reviews at the beginning of each more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 399.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138884065
  • 9781138884069

Table of contents

I. Exposition (1929-1956) II. Rising Action (1956-1964) Look Back in Anger 1956 The Entertainer 1957 Luther 1961 III. Climax (1964-1968) Inadmissible Evidence 1964 A Patriot for Me 1965 IV. Falling Action (1968-1982) West of Suez 1971 A Sense of Detachment 1972 Watch It Come Down 1975 V. Resolution (1982-1994) Dejavu 1989 VI. Curtain Callshow more