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John Osborne: A Casebook
     

John Osborne: A Casebook

by Patricia D. Denison (Editor)
 

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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

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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.

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A dozen new essays on playwright Osborne (1929-94) whose 1956 "Look Back in Anger" launched the renewal of postwar British theatre and has remained an enduring classic since. Among them are a memory, a eulogy, and a bibliography as well as considerations of such plays as "The Entertainer" (1957), "Luther" (1961), and "D<'e>j<`a> Vu" (1991). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780824074425
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Casebooks on Modern Dramatists Series , #16
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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