Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger is a play by English playwright, screenwriter, actor and critic of the Establishment John Osborne (1929-1994) . An enormously influential play, widely hailed as the start of the new realism in British theatre, it was originally produced at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1956.
Published by Faber and Faber, 1957.
Performance history in South Africa
1957: First produced in South Africa by Leonard Schach for the Cockpit Players at the Hofmeyr Theatre in November 1957 with Leon Gluckman, Nigel Hawthorne, Felicity Bosman, Elspeth Bryce, Michael Drin. Decor by Bruce Palmer. Staged only a year after its premiere in England.
196*: Brian Brooke Company, mid-1960s.
1969: Also, interestingly enough, it was the first play to be produced by TECON in 1969?*, giving its central message another spin.
Translations and adaptations
In 1959 the Nederlands Kamertoneel from Antwerp produced a Dutch version by Anty Westerling of the play (Wrok om Gisteren) in the NTO Kamertoneel in Pretoria. The play was as popular in South Africa in the 1950-1960s as elsewhere.
Nederlands Kamertoneel programme of their South African tour, 1959.
Inskip, 1977. p 121.
Theatre programme, Asoka Theatre 1973 (NELM [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 20. 40).
Theatre programme, Rhodes 1977 (NELM [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 285. 1. 168).
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