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John Osborne

English playwright (1929-1994)

1929   -   1994

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: actor, playwright, screenwriter, writer, film actor
award received: Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter and actor, known for his excoriating prose and intense critical stance towards established social and political norms. The success of his 1956 play Look Back in Anger transformed English theatre. In a productive life of more than 40 years, Osborne explored many themes and genres, writing for stage, film and TV. His personal life was extravagant and iconoclastic. He was notorious for the ornate violence of his language, not only on behalf of the political causes he supported but also against his own family, including his wives and children. Osborne was one of the first writers to address Britain's purpose in the post-imperial age. During his peak (1956–1966), he helped make contempt an acceptable onstage emotion.
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works

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Look Back in Anger

1956 play by John Osborne

author: John Osborne

1956

Luther

play

author: John Osborne

1961

A Patriot for Me

play written by John Osborne

author: John Osborne

Inadmissible Evidence

John Osborne play

author: John Osborne

Personal Enemy

play written by John Osborne

author: John Osborne

The Father

play written by John Osborne

author: John Osborne

The Entertainer

play by John Osborne

author: John Osborne

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