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The Resource Almost a gentleman : an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966, John Osborne

Almost a gentleman : an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966, John Osborne

Label
Almost a gentleman : an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966
Title
Almost a gentleman
Title remainder
an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966
Statement of responsibility
John Osborne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following on from Osborne's first autobiographical book, "A Better Class of Person", this book looks at the period 1955 to 1966. It covers the foundation of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre to the death of his artistic director and Osborne's mentor, George Devine. At the Royal Court he experienced years of high theatrical achievement and low backstage comedy. For the playwright it was a decade of baffling and often ludicrous notoriety and of emotional and matrimonial upheaval. During this period Osborne wrote "The Entertainer", "Luther", "A Portrait for Me" and "Inadmissible Evidence", was propositioned by Marlene Dietrich, spent the night in a Mexican brothel, consoled Vivien Leigh, grappled with the Lord Chamberlain in St James's Palace and won an Oscar
Awards note
  • Winner of J.R. Ackerley Prize 1992
  • Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1992.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osborne, John
Dewey number
792.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Osborne, John
  • Biography
Target audience
general
Label
Almost a gentleman : an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966, John Osborne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780571162611
Dimensions
23x16 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780571162611
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill., 8p.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Almost a gentleman : an autobiography : vol.II, 1955-1966, John Osborne
Publication
Control code
9780571162611
Dimensions
23x16 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780571162611
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill., 8p.
Specific material designation
regular print

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