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A Week in Literary History

December 12th, 2002

English playwright John Osborne (Look Back in Anger, 1956) is born in 1929 in Fulham, London.

osborneJohn Osborne, b. December 12, 1929, d. 1994

Osborne revolutionized English and American theater and greatly influenced theater elsewhere with his first professional play, Look Back in Anger. He then went on to prove that he wasn’t a flash in the pan with a long career of intense, brilliant plays, screenplays, and television dramas. A modern giant.

Suggested Reading Plays Look Back in Anger, 1956. The Entertainer, 1957. Luther, 1961. Inadmissable Evidence, 1964. Time Present, 1968. West of Suez, 1971. Screenplays Tom Jones, 1963. The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1968. Memoirs A Better Class of Person, 1981. Almost a Gentleman, 1991.

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