The Entertainer by John Osborne

The play delves into the life and struggles of a third-rate vaudeville performer, Archie Rice, who is facing a personal and professional crisis. As he grapples with a failing career on the stage and mounting debts, his family life is also in turmoil. The narrative explores themes of disillusionment and the decline of the British Empire through the lens of Archie's interactions with his family, including his elderly father, who was once a successful performer, his long-suffering wife, and his politically active daughter. The play presents a poignant commentary on the changing face of entertainment and the generational tensions in post-war Britain.

The 11547th greatest book of all time


Published
1957
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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