Look Back in Anger Essay

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Browne holds a Ph.D. in theatre and is the author of the book

Playwrights' Theatre, which is a study of the company thatfirstproducedLo6k.Ba.dk in Anger. In this essay he discusses elements that made Osborne's play important when it was first produced and why it remains a dynamic play today.

When Look Back in Anger opened in 1956 it brought a new force to the English theatre. It was written in the prevailing form of a three-act well-made realistic play, a form that had existed for at least eighty years. The fact that the play was somewhat clumsy in its construction and needed editing was not lost on the critics, even those who championed the play as a major breakthrough in English drama and a new hope for English theatre. Not only that, but Look Back in Anger has received many revivals and has continued to...

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