Look Back in Anger

By John Osborne

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Look Back in Anger was the third play put on by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court. At a time when British theatre was dominated by ‘safe', commercial plays, it shocked with its political energy and blunt portrayal of post-war concerns. Now widely considered to mark the beginning of modern drama, it went on to spark a new writing movement throughout the 1950s and beyond. Look Back in Anger transferred to Broadway in 1957 and was made into a film in 1958, directed by Tony Richardson.


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