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 chapter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • 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