Look Back in Anger Essay

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In this review that was originally published on October 2,1957, Atkinson cheers Osbome'splay as "the most vivid British play of the decade." The critic lauds Look Back in Anger for its courage to challenge complacency and the common perceptions regarding everyday life.

To see Look Back in Anger at the Lyceum, where it opened last evening, is to agree with the British who saw the original performance. John Osborne has written the most vivid British play of the decade.

Since we have had angry young men writing bitter plays for a quarter of a century, Look Back in Anger will not be the landmark here that it is already m London. But Mr. Osborne is a fiery writer with a sharp point of view and a sense of theatre. Under the direction of Tony Richardson, five British actors give his savage morality drama the blessing of a brilliant performance...

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