Plays for England

by  John Osborne

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 3f

Two compelling plays are linked by the author's compassion for people. The Blood of the Bambergs is set in a Ruritanian kingdom where a prince is killed on the eve of his marriage and an illegitimate half brother is used as a substitute. The bride, alive to her duty, accepts the situation w…

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Plays for England

by  John Osborne

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Two compelling plays are linked by the author's compassion for people. The Blood of the Bambergs is set in a Ruritanian kingdom where a prince is killed on the eve of his marriage and an illegitimate half brother is used as a substitute. The bride, alive to her duty, accepts the situation with equanimity. The author concentrates on the deceit practiced to avert public disappointment and possible danger to the state. The net result is condemnation not of monarchy itself, but of the forces of democracy which exploit the popular appeal of royalty. Under Plain Cover is a comment on the prying of newspapers. Tim and Jenny are a happily married, aloof couple who know nothing of the world. A reporter discovers they are related and their happy world of innocence and hope crashes. They suffer a short separation before the play ends on a heart rending plea for love, compassion and tolerance.
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John Osborne

John James Osborne was born in London on 12 December 1929 and died in Shropshire on 24th December 1994. He was married five times. His first wife was actress Pamela Lane. Pamela was the basis for the character of Alison in LOOK BACK IN ANGER, outlived John and all his subsequent wives and died in October 2010. Pame ...

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