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One universally accepted tenet of modern drama criticism is that on May 8, 1956, the most significant event in Post World War II British drama took place: in its flood tide a decadent, atrophied British theater was reborn. The event was the first performance of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, and the rest is legend. In Anger and After, John Russell Taylor carefully documents the event: the play’s partial success at its opening, its subsequent critical and commercial success, the role of the Royal Court Theater Company in fostering it, and the popular and artistic reactions which met it.

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