Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger - Faber Modern Classics

Faber Modern Classics

Paperback (02 Apr 2015)

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Synopsis

Look Back in Anger transformed the face of British theatre; legend has it that audiences gasped at the sight of an ironing board on a London stage. John Osborne's play launched the 'angry young men' movement, writers from working or middle class background who had become disillusioned with British society, were sick of contemporary theatre's escapism, and wanted their work to reflect life as they knew it.

The play tells the story of a love triangle between Jimmy, an intelligent and educated man of working class background, his upper-middle-class wife Alison, and her superior and disdainful best-friend Helena. Jimmy hates his wife's background, almost as much as he hates himself. Dark and savage, Look Back in Anger makes readers and audiences re-examine what was once called 'the good life'.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571322763
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Faber Modern Classics
DEWEY: 822.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 126
Weight: 142g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 12mm