Hotel in Amsterdam

John Osborne
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Six London friends, whose lives and work are overshadowed by a demanding film producer, flee the country for a weekend to escape his clutches.Safely ensconced in a hotel in Amsterdam, the uneasy equilibrium that has existed between them, is joyously exposed as the alcohol starts to flow.John Osborne's funny and moving account of friendship won the Evening Standard Best Play of the Year Award in 1968. The play is revived by the Donmar, London, in September 2003.

Author bio:

John Osborne was born in London in 1929. Before becoming a playwright he worked as a journalist, assistant stage manager and repertory theatre actor. Seeing an advertisement for new plays in The Stage in 1956, Osborne submitted Look Back in Anger. Not only was the play produced, but it was to become considered as the turning point in post-war British theatre. Osborne's protagonist, Jimmy Porter, captured the rebelliousness of an entire post-war generation of 'angry young men'. His other plays include The Entertainer (1957), Luther (1961), Inadmissable Evidence (1964), and A Patriot for Me (1966). He also wrote two volumes of autobiography, A Better Class of Person (1981) and Almost a Gentleman (1991). His last play, Dejavu (1991), returns to the characters of Look Back in Anger, over thirty years later. Both Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer were adapted for film, and in 1963 Osbo

Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571221905
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Plays, playscripts