The Browning Version by TERENCE RATTIGANThe Browning Version by TERENCE RATTIGAN

The Browning Version

byTERENCE RATTIGAN

Paperback | September 1, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.95

Earn 115 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Rattigan, who had been a playwright since leaving Oxford University at the age of 22, boasted of his workmanship---"I believe sloppy construction, untidy technique, and lack of craftsmanship to be great faults"---and of his ability to please the British playgoer, the archetypical "Aunt Edna," a "middle-class, middle-aged maiden lady with time on her hands." Not surprisingly, he fell out of favor in the Britain of the 1960s. (He had never been particularly popular in the United States, which looked on his work as inspirationally lacking.) At the time of his death, criticism, still taking him at his word, faintly praised Rattigan's expositions, his management of interleaving characters (as in Separate Tables, 1954), and his artful episodic development in Ross (1960). But Darlow and Hodson's revelations of Rattigan's tormented personal life have helped readers acknowledge that, despite imposed or sentimental endings, his plays are often full of genuine anguish---in the relations of parents and children (Man and Boy, 1963) and obsessed lovers (The Deep Blue Sea, 1952), and in recognition of weakness that vitiates heroism (Ross, 1960, which is based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. And revivals of the 1948 play The Browning Version (at the National Theatre) and of The Winslow Boy (1946) moved the critic Harold Hobson to concede that "there are many things in Rattigan that have not yet been properly perceived."
Rattigan, who had been a playwright since leaving Oxford University at the age of 22, boasted of his workmanship---"I believe sloppy construction, untidy technique, and lack of craftsmanship to be great faults"---and of his ability to please the British playgoer, the archetypical "Aunt Edna," a "middle-class, middle-aged maiden lady wi...
The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy

by TERENCE RATTIGAN

$22.20$24.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Not available in stores

DER FALL WINSLOW
DER FALL WINSLOW

by Terence Rattigan

$6.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Love in Idleness / Less Than Kind (The Rattigan Collection)
Love in Idleness / Less Than Kind (The Rattigan Collection)

by Terence Rattigan

$18.49$23.11

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author
Title:The Browning VersionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.73 × 5.08 × 0.41 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1854597108

ISBN - 13:9781854597106

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Browning Version

Reviews