DOI: 10.5040/9780571286010.00000025
Acts: 3. Scenes: 23. Roles: Male (26) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

A Patriot for Me shows how a young, able and ambitious officer of the Imperial and Royal Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was, through his homosexuality, blackmailed into becoming a spy for Tsarist Russia.

When John Osborne wrote A Patriot for Me it was not licensed for public performance by the Lord Chamberlain. In July 1965 the Royal Court Theatre, London, had to be converted into a club for the first production to take place. This volume contains a list of the cuts and alterations requested by the Lord Chamberlain – to which Osborne refused to agree.

The play was revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company on the Barbican stage in October 1995.

From John Osborne: Plays 3

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Faber and Faber

John Osborne

ISBN: 9780571178476

Series: Faber Drama

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