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John Osborne

Landsdown Grange Farm, Weston, Bath
John Osborne
Landsdown Grange Farm, Weston, Bath
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John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and critic of the Establishment. 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 lif ...
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11 November 2014
What are we hoping to get out of it, what's it all in aid of—is it really just for the sake of a gloved hand waving at you from a golden coach?
11 November 2014
We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a cheque every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.
11 November 2014
Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books—same reviews.
11 November 2014
Damn me, what a misery it is to have daughters when a man has a good mare and dogs.
11 November 2014
Damn you, England. You're rotting now, and quite soon you'll disappear. My hate will outrun you yet if only for a few seconds. I wish it could be eternal.

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