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The Resource Four plays : A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome, John Osborne ; [introduction by Helen Osborne]

Four plays : A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome, John Osborne ; [introduction by Helen Osborne]

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Four plays : A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome
Title
Four plays
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A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome
Statement of responsibility
John Osborne ; [introduction by Helen Osborne]
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Language
eng
Summary
"From her college days onward, Dawn Powell, known primarily for her novels and her diaries and letters, dreamed of becoming a successful playwright. Indeed, over the course of four decades, she finished at least ten plays and was working on fashioning her novel, The Golden Spur into a musical comedy during her final illness. Only two of her plays were mounted during her lifetime, however. This volume contains both of those works - Big Night which was produced by the legendary Group Theater in 1933, and Jig Saw, which was staged by the Theater Guild the following year. These are fast-paced, blunt-spoken - and very funny - comedies that directly anticipate the hard-boiled satire of such novels as Turn, Magic Wheel and Angels on Toast. Rounding out the book are two unpublished (and as yet unproduced) plays that Powell wrote in the late 1920s - the experimental, quasi-expressionist Women at Four O'Clock and a nostalgic bittersweet story of old New York, Walking Down Broadway, which director Erich von Stroheim would later adapt into the Hollywood film Hello, Sister!"--BOOK JACKET
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ZCU
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1929-1994
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Osborne, John
Dewey number
822.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.S18
LC item number
A6 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1929-1994
  • 1929-1994
  • 1929-1994
  • 1929-1994
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  • Osborne, Helen
  • Osborne, John
  • Osborne, John
  • Osborne, John
  • Osborne, John
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Modern playwrights
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American drama
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Four plays : A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome, John Osborne ; [introduction by Helen Osborne]
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53950878
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781840020748
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rdamedia
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Four plays : A sense of detachment ; The end of me old cigar ; Jill and Jack ; A place calling itself Rome, John Osborne ; [introduction by Helen Osborne]
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53950878
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781840020748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n

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