Look Back in Anger
By: John Osborne
This is a play which is perfect for that ‘angry young man’ in your life – you know the fellow – he’s bit of an intellectual whose natural habitat is the café (he’d smoke but his mother won’t let him, so he has double espressos instead), he is fond of intense women who always carry a volume of Virginia Woolf’s diaries in their handbags and who invariably have dandruff, which in turn, invariably surprises him; he is that fellow who will not pass the time of day with small talk preferring instead to insist you read a passage from the book of political philosophy he has with him – the passage is underlined, and is incredible profound, apparently, but to you it seems impenetrable.
Look Back in Anger is perfect for that fellow and for anyone who loves brilliantly written, eternally relevant drama dealing with the frustration youth feels when faced with the seemingly unmoving minds/lives of their elders.
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About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au.