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May 8, 2013

Osborne’s Look Back in Anger

john-osborne-mark-gerson-154x210On this day in 1956 John Osborne’s first play, Look Back in Anger, opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre. The press release for the play called the twenty-six-year-old Osborne “an angry young man,” a phrase that would become a label for a generation. Critic Clive Barnes cites the opening night of Look Back in Anger as the “actual birthday…of modern British theatre.”

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