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 Biographies, Pension Papers, and Family Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Osborn was always a stanch adherent of the republican party, believing that its basic principles were best adapted to protect the interests of the general public and while he never sought political preferment he served as township trustee and most capably discharged the duties of other local offices while a resident of Polk county.
John Osborn alledgedly served as a substitute for Ned Maxey of Walker's Co. Marha's claim for a widow's pension was filed 5/15/1878 from near Woodville, Green Co., GA. She gave her age as 94.
JOHN A. OSBORNE, of New Winchester, Ind., is one of the leading physicians of Hendricks county, and an ex-county official, of English ancestry, who was among the founders of the Old Dominion.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: John Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Osborne wrote 25 stage plays and collaborations, five screenplays, 11 works for television, two volumes of autobiography and sundry short pieces of social comment and criticism.
Osborne's portrayal of the rest of his family suggests dysfunctionality almost to the pitch of group and individual psychosis.
Indeed, from the mid-1960s onwards, Osborne was often seen as a self-made reactionary figure, a view which the volumes of his autobiography do little to dispel and which is positively asserted by Déjàvu (1992), the last play he wrote before he died.
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 BBC - Shropshire - Culture and Arts - The Write Stuff
Osborne's protagonist, Jimmy Porter, captured the angry and rebellious nature of the postwar generation, a dispossessed lot who were clearly unhappy with things as they were in the decades following World War II.
In The Entertainer, (1957), Osborne continued to examine the state of the country, this time using three generations of a family of entertainers to symbolize the decline of England after the war.
Osborne died as a result of complications from Diabetes on December 24th 1994 and is buried in the churchyard at clun.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/culture/2002/04/john_osborne.shtml   (769 words)

 John Osborne Papers (Library of Congress)
John Osborne A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress Prepared by Michael McElderry with the assistance of Brian McGuire 1999 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress Washington, D.C. Contact information: http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mss/address.html Finding aid encoded by Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Collection Summary Title: Papers of John Osborne, ca.
Although Osborne kept notebooks throughout his career to record both facts and impressions, his holograph entries are fragmentary and difficult to read.
Readers' reactions to his columns were always important to Osborne, and their letters, along with his replies to the more thoughtful responses, are contained in the New Republic files.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/osborne.html   (1126 words)

 John Osborne Papers
John Osborne's work as a playwright, author, actor, producer, director, and contributor to numerous newspapers and periodicals is represented in this collection, which consists of holograph manuscripts and notebooks, typescripts, page and galley proofs, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, scrapbooks, posters, programs, and business documents.
Osborne's skill at sulphuric prose is also present in his correspondence where passionate beliefs are expressed with eloquent vitriol.
Osborne retained both incoming and outgoing correspondence in the binders, arranged in approximate date order by subject (usually play titles) and by alphabetical division in the expanding file.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/osborne.html   (1189 words)

 An inarticulate hope Look Back in Anger by John Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Osborne and the writers who followed him were looking at the working class or the lower middle class, struggling with their existence in bedsits or terraces.
Osborne's script became almost a template for the new school of writers, and it is difficult to present his work without being aware that there is a faint whiff of formula about it.
In Jimmy Porter, Osborne created what came to be seen as a model of the “angry young man”—railing at the lack of passion of his age, entreating Alison and Cliff to show some enthusiasm.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/sep1999/look-s14.shtml   (2133 words)

 Dom John Osborne
Dom John Osborne's face is smooth and unlined, his manner gracious and kindly, and his thoughts from a perfect memory are explicit.
But John's parents were poor and those were the days you had to pay to go to College "and we did not have the funds to do that so I was apprenticed at age 15, I think, at the Government Printers, and there passed through an apprenticeship of five years and qualified as a journeyman.
For John Osborne, "it didn't make a difference as I was already enamored with the strange looking men and their chant who were religious priests and must go to one of the communities, like the monastery, whereas the seculars would go to the seminary.
www.sputnick.com /angela/dom_john_osborne.htm   (909 words)

 John Osborne
The whole world knew that it was John who established the idea that it would be to the stage that people would look for some sort of recognisable portrait of their own lives.
When, as in John's case, a person is abundant in both, the English response is to take in the washing and bolt the back door.
John Osborne devoted his life to trying to forge some sort of connection between the acuteness of his mind and the extraordinary power of his heart.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/parade/abj76/PG/pieces/john_osborne.shtml   (1614 words)

 Collectors Post - JOHN OSBORNE Biography
John Osborne (1929-1994), the British playwright, had been an actor in a variety of provincial reps before his play, Look Back in Anger, was accepted by George Devine who had just formed the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre.
Osborne captured the angry and rebellious nature of a dispossessed post-war generation that, like both Osborne and the other young playwrights who rapidly followed him, were labelled ‘angry young men’.
Osborne married five times; Pamela Lane in 1951, actress Mary Ure in 1957, writer Penelope Gilliat in 1966, actress Jill Bennett in 1968, and journalist Helen Dawson, his widow.
www.collectorspost.com /Actors/john_osborne.html   (467 words)

 Fuzzigazine: “Our Daily Bread” --- Thoughtful Praises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Osborne was taking her famous Christmas cake -- a splendid confection of flour, honey, dried fruit and nuts -- out of the Dutch oven.
Osborne smiled at her daughter and kissed her lightly on the cheek.
Osborne stamped her foot angrily on the hard-packed dirt floor of the cabin.
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 John Osborne by John Heilpern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Osborne was a Christian and therefore a sinner.
To paraphrase Osborne on that stinking goat Aristotle, good works don't necessarily make a good man. The turbulent artist lives and dies on his own shaky plateau somewhere between God's embrace and the envy of the patron saints of mediocrity.
The disparity between Osborne's mythic public reputation as a snarling Rotweiller and the private, generous man who many people knew was striking.
www.jrp.dial.pipex.com /PG/pieces/john_osborne_2.shtml   (688 words)

 Some Somerset Co., MD Wills and Deeds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now this Indenture further witnesseth that the aforesd John Jennifer Osborn Son and heir at law to the aforenamed Capt. John Osbourn late of Somerset County deceased for and in consideration of the som of thirty five pounds Currt.
I will that my said daughter Martha Osborne shall be capable of entring upon or receiving and sharing her said Estate real or psonall when she shall marry or arrive at the age of seventeen yeares.
John Smocke and John Miller made oath before me Well and truely to appraise the Goods and chattells of the testat.
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 AllRefer.com - John Osborne (English Literature, 20th Century To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John Osborne (John James Osborne) 1929–94, English dramatist.
Osborne's plays usually focus on an individual character and the sheer force of his language rather than on action.
His first commercial success was Look Back in Anger (1956), concerning a restless and vociferous young man of the working class who is at war with himself and society; it became the seminal work for the so-called angry young men.
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 Father John Osborne
Dom John Osborne, O.S.B, Monk of Mount St Benedict Abbey, was laid to rest last Friday morning in the Abbey's cemetery near to his late mother, after a Eucharistic Celebration and Burial Service conducted by Abbott Francis Alleyne.
As Dom John's body lay in state at the foot of the altar, Archbishop Edward Gilbert, fellow priests and monks processed around the packed Abbey Church to the altar for the con-celebrated Mass during which his great-niece, Juliette Faustin, shared a Remembrance of her Uncle Cyril with the congregation.
On July 27, 1939, at the end of seven years completing his apostolate, novitiate and temporary profession, Dom John Osborne was ordained to the priesthood along with six other monks (all now deceased), which remains to this day the country's largest ever ordination of priests from the monastery on the same occasion.
www.sputnick.com /angela/father_john_osborne.htm   (498 words)

 Telegraph | Arts | 'Youth and sex are so hot in John's plays'
But Osborne's reputation as an Angry Young Man has overshadowed his other early work, the prime casualty being Epitaph for George Dillon, which he co-wrote with his friend Anthony Creighton before Look Back in Anger, but which was first staged in 1957, in the wake of Osborne's newfound fame.
Playwright Sir David Hare, a long-time admirer of Osborne - he delivered the eulogy at a memorial for the author in 1995 as well as the first John Osborne lecture at Hay-on-Wye in 2002 - agrees with Gill.
Osborne's amazing early success prompted a backlash, and he did himself no favours by behaving increasingly like an angry old curmudgeon.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/09/21/btosb21.xml   (1069 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - History - John Osborne - The man who turned anger into art
Born on 12 December 1929, in London, John Osborne changed the face of British theatre.
Before Osborne arrived on the theatrical scene, the British theatre consisted mainly of melodramas and safe, middle class drawing-room comedies.
John and Helen Osbourne are buried in Clun
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/content/articles/2005/04/07/great_salopians_john_osbourne_feature.shtml   (677 words)

 John Osborne
As a young man, Tom yearns for the comely daughter (Susannah York) of a neighboring squire, but his amorous adventures (including an extended food orgy that becomes the film's funniest scene) lead him to London and to a duel with a jealous husband.
A hit around the world, the film was expertly written by noted playwright John Osborne, and Richardson uses a variety of old-style movie techniques to heighten the lusty, good-natured fun.
A published description of Osborne as an "angry young man" was extended to apply to an entire generation of disaffected young British writers who identified with the lower classes and viewed the upper classes and the established political institutions with disdain.
www.actorsbone.com /Library/Authors/OsborneJohn.html   (626 words)

 Osborne, John James - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Osborne, John James
Its central character's self-pitying rages against the ‘system’ caught exactly the mood of a generation disillusioned by the gulf between their expectations and the drab reality of a post-war Britain in decline.
Osborne's plays are first and foremost character studies, although they also reflect broader social issues.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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Luther by John Osborne, produced by David Merrick, by arrangement with the English Stage Company and Oscar Lewenstein, at the St. James Theatre, September 25, 1963 (Closed March 28, 1964)
Osborne's exploration of the agony, the ironies and the dilemmas that face passionate rebels of all eras.
John Osborne was born in London, England, on 12 December 1929.
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 John Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the Daily Cleveland News Herald newspaper, Osborne and Watchman Wilcox were walking up Superior Street Hill on Sunday night, November 20, 1853, when an immigrant, John Howly (or Howley) stabbed Osborne in the neck from behind in an unprovoked attack.
John Osborne, the Watchman who was stabbed by John Howly, died at eleven o'clock this morning.
On June 6, 1854, John Howly was sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of John Osborne.
www.policememorialsociety.org /Officer_pages/john_osborne.htm   (344 words)

 Virgin Radio - DJs and Shows - DJs - John Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John has seen more of some of the stars than they probably realise.
In 1983, John (then 17) was interviewing Madonna, just before she became a superstar.
John supports Arsenal but apart from that seems a fairly well-balanced kind of guy: he presented for local station Invicta in Kent from 1996 to 2002, before making the switch to Virgin Radio.
www.virginradio.co.uk /djsshows/djs/osborne.html   (531 words)

 John Pence Gallery — John P. Osborne
Osborne is also a traveling man and has painted in Alaska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Montana, New Foundland and Great Britain.
Osborne is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York and has been showing with John Pence for 10 years.
Osborne's paintings range in size from small gems to epic landscapes.
www.johnpence.com /visuals/painters/osborne   (180 words)

 The Peterkins' Charades.
Solomon John said he was sure he had boards and nails enough, and it would be easy to make a stage if John Osborne would help put it up.
John Osborne agreed to go in the first, hunting the "hin," or anything, and one of the little boys took the part of the hen, with the help of a feather duster.
Solomon John, as a Turk, reclined on John Osborne's army-blanket.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/hale/papers/charades.html   (1956 words)

 Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Eugene Osborne was born in Westport, Essex County, New York on June 19, 1858.
After returning Osborne was appointed chairman of the Penitentiary Building Commission in 1888 and was elected mayor of Rawlins later that year.
Osborne was also a member of Congress from March 1897 to March 1899, the first assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State from April 1913 to December 1915, and the chairman of the board of the Rawlins National Bank.
wyoarchives.state.wy.us /governor/osborne.htm   (180 words)

 John Burton of Salem, Mass
On the same date, depositions of Henry Kenney, aged 60 years, and John Nichols, aged 44, were given as follows: "That John Burton, Senr.
From the will of his son Isaac2 it is seen that neither of his brothers left issue; and Isaac2 thus heiring the land, left to his son Isaac3, the reversion in same property.
He and others of Salem were prosecuted, at Salem, for religions beliefs; and he and his son Isaac and daughter Hannah were several times arrested for non attendance on public worship.
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 Miscellaneous Osborn/Osborne Data
In 1868 he married Miss Margaret Osborn; I deduce that to be the daughter of W.M. and Mary (Dickens) Osborn.
Osborn was 69 and living in Fountain Co. IN when he applied for pension 13 March 1833, claiming he volunteered in 1779 Burke Co. NC as a mounted militia man under Capt. Wm.
His parents, Jesse Osborn and his wife, settled at Winston at the same time that Thomas J. Osborn came to Daviess Co. Thomas J. Osborn was married the first time to Miss Owen and they had four children: James, dec'd; Robert O., now a res.
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 John Osborne Life Stories, Books, & Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"John's great trilogy of Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer and Inadmissible Evidence are important, not for what they are said to have removed from the English stage - good taste, irony, deflection, lame jokes, and rigidly chewed upper lips - but revolutionary for what everyone now forgets they put in their place.
John brings you news of what it is like not to succeed, to know you are not succeeding, either with yourself or with others.
John is poet laureate of flopsweat, of lost opportunity, of missed connections and hidden dread, of what he calls 'the comfortless tragedy of isolated hearts.'"
www.todayinliterature.com /biography/john.osborne.asp   (483 words)

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