Almost a Gentleman: An Autobiography, 1955-66 by John Osborne

Almost a Gentleman: An Autobiography, 1955-66 by John Osborne

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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.

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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.

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SKU GOR004399669
Title Almost a Gentleman: An Autobiography, 1955-66
Author By (author) John Osborne
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0571162614
ISBN 13 9780571162611
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1992.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004399669
Title Almost a Gentleman: An Autobiography, 1955-66
Author By (author) John Osborne
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0571162614
ISBN 13 9780571162611
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1992.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.