French Without Tears

Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 9780573011443
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This comedy by the author of Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy premiered in London with Rex Harrison, Trevor Howard and Jessica Tandy in the cast. At a villa on the South Coast of France, a group of young men are being coached in French by a gentleman and his daughter, Jacqueline. Learning French is hard, but the experience is made easier by the presence of the glamorous Diana Lake who proceeds to charm the boys one-by-one until she decamps back to London leaving the forlorn suitors to the willing Jacqueline.

Cause Celebre

Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781854592071
Size: 66.71 MB
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Based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury, who, in 1935, went on trial with her eighteen-year-old lover for the murder of her husband. In the play, Terence Rattigan pits Alma against a formidable lady juror, whose own life offers a plangent counterpoint to the central tale of love, betrayal, guilt and obsession. Published in this edition alongside a major revival of the play at The Old Vic, London, Cause Célèbre was Rattigan's last play and was still running in the West End at the time of his death in 1977. It comes, like the other volumes in NHB's uniform edition of Rattigan's plays, with an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato. ‘Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan’ - Michael Billington

Terence Rattigan A Biography

Author: Geoffrey Wansell
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432678
Size: 27.57 MB
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The greatest plays of Terence Rattigan (1911-77) - including The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy - are now established classics. There have been regular revivals of his work, including recent productions in the West End, at Chichester Festival Theatre and by the Peter Hall Company. From the heady days of Rattigan's early success to the darker days of his decline in popularity, Wansell paints a captivating portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical lights. Geoffrey Wansell is vice president of the Terence Rattigan Society:

The Case For Terence Rattigan Playwright

Author: John A. Bertolini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319409972
Size: 55.54 MB
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This book asserts the extraordinary quality of mid-twentieth century playwright Terence Rattigan’s dramatic art and its basis in his use of subtext, implication, and understatement. By discussing every play in chronological order, the book also articulates the trajectory of Rattigan’s darkening vision of the human potential for happiness from his earlier comedies through his final plays in which death appears as a longed for peace. New here is the exploration through close analysis of Rattigan’s style of writing dialogue and speeches, and how that style expresses Rattigan’s sense of life. Likewise, the book newly examines how Rattigan draws on sources in Greek and Roman history, literature, and myth, as well as how he invites comparison with the work of other playwrights, especially Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare. It will appeal broadly to college and university students studying dramatic literature, but also and especially to actors and directors, and the play-going, play-reading public.

The Winslow Boy

Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212645
Size: 23.66 MB
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THE STORY: What begins as a small incident ultimately grows into a cause celebre nearly shaking the foundations of the government. The incident is simply that of a youngster in an English government school who is expelled for an alleged theft. As

Man And Boy

Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573612145
Size: 34.37 MB
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At the height of the Great Depression, ruthless financier Gregor Antonescu's business is dangerously close to crumbling. In order to escape the wolves at his door, Gregor tracks down his estranged son Basil in the hopes of using his Greenwich Village apartment as a base to make a company-saving deal. Can this reunion help them reconcile? Or will this corrupt father use his only son as a pawn in one last power play? A gripping story about family, success and what we're willing to sacrifice for both.