The Theater: Up the Union Jack

THE JOCKEY CLUB STAKES by WILLIAM DOUGLAS HOME

Prior to John Osborne's Look Back in Anger (1956), the image of the Eng lish that Americans absorbed from plays and films was a one-dimensional but slyly endearing caricature. The screen, in particular, was peopled with dotty aristocrats, blithering Colonel Blimps, rural eccentrics, peculiar par sons and an assortment of idiots. One knew, however, that they were Britons of the right sort; they would muddle through to the next whisky and soda.

Out of that tradition comes The Jockey Club Stakes, and it is a nostal...

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