John Osborne's Look Back in Anger by Aleks Sierz
(Modern Theatre Guides)

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Look Back in Anger is one of the few works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general, and its name is one of the most well-known in postwar cultural history. Its premiere in 1956 sparked off the first "new wave" of kitchen-sink drama and the cultural phenomenon of the angry young man. The play's anti-hero, Jimmy Porter, became the spokesman of a generation. Osborne's play is a key milestone in "new writing" for British theatre, and the Royal Court--which produced the play--has since become one of the most important new writing theatres in the UK.


About Aleks Sierz

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Aleks Sierz is "Tribune's" (U.K.) theater critic, & also reviews for "The Stage". He works as a freelance journalist & teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Published May 10, 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic. 136 pages
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