Theater Abroad: Angry Young Luther

When British Playwright John Osborne first looked back in anger, he scarcely turned his head; now he has sighted back some 4½ centuries—to the angriest young man of 1517. Osborne's newest play, Luther, attempts to present the father of Protestantism as a kind of Jimmy Porter of the Reformation. Starring Actor Albert (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) Finney, the play opened this week in Nottingham, a British tryout town, will spend the summer in "off-Broadway" London and on tour, including the Edinburgh Festival and Paris' Théâtre des Nations (see below). Like most plays on the road, Luther may change...

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