John Osborne

John Osborne : A Casebook

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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 | 266 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138884081
  • 9781138884083

Table of contents

Introduction, Patricia D. Denison * The House that Jimmy Built, Ronald Bryden * Beyond Anger: Osborne's Wrestle with Language and Meaning, David Galef * The Personal, the Political, and the Postmodern in Osborne's Look Back in Anger and Dejavu, Austin E. Quigley * Osborne on the Fault Line: Jimmy Porter on the Postmodern Verge, William W. Demastes * The Logic of Anger and Despair: A Pragmatic Approach to John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, Luc M. Gilleman * The Entertainment as a Text for Performance, Robert Gordon * Luther: The Morbid Grandeur of Corporeal History, David Graver * From Out of the Shadow of Nicol Williamson: Inadmissible Evidence, Mark Hawkins-Dady * Seduced by Meritocracy: Class and Sexuality in A Patriot for Me, Robert F. Gross * "Honey, I Blew Up the Ego": John Osborne's Dejavu, Sheila Stowell * John Osborne, Summer 1993, Kimball King * The Angry Young Man Who Stayed That Way, John Mortimer * A Memory of John Osborne, Arnold Wesker * Eulogy for John Osborne, David Hare * Bibliography, Patricia D. Denison and Michal Lemberger * Indexshow more