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John Arden, playwright

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Neil McGowan
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« on: April 03, 2012, 07:15:46 pm »

The playwright John Arden has died.

The Guardian has an appreciation.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 03:33:49 am »

I'm very interested in the late 50s-early 60s period of British New Wave / Angry Young Men / Kitchen Sink Realism in drama, fiction, and film, in which Arden got his start, so I feel bad that I have not dug into his work yet. I have been spending a lot of time on the other John, Osborne, whose play Look Back in Anger (1956) is one of the movement's starting points. I don't find Tony Richardson's 1958 film version with Richard Burton very satisfying, but in a 1989 telefilm directed by Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh nails Osborne's protagonist Jimmy Porter - it is an astonishing, standing-ovation type of performance. Emma Thompson, playing opposite, projects perhaps a little too much intelligence for her character, captured more affectingly by Mary Ure (an actress with a tragic personal history) in 1958.
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