After the Dance

By Terence Rattigan

After the Dance
 
Paperback, 140 pages Online Price:
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ISBN: 9781854592170
Format: 198mm x 128mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 1st July 1995
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Category: Classic drama (pre-1945)

Series: The Rattigan Collection

First Staged: St James Theatre, London 1939

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Rattigan's attack on the moral vacuity of the 'bright young things' of the twenties and thirties, written between French Without Tears and The Deep Blue Sea.

David is a high-living, hard-drinking, successful writer involved with two women: his wife Joan and an earnest-minded younger woman, Helen. When Joan commits suicide David considers following her but instead returns to a life of parties and drinking.

This edition includes an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

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'one of the supreme dramatists of the 20th century'

- Guardian

'a harrowing critique of a period of heedless frivolity and a dazzling reminder of the strengths of Rattigan’s writing'

- Evening Standard

'a great and wonderful revelation... combines superb social comedy with shafts of powerful emotion'

- Telegraph

Sir Terence Rattigan was one of the most popular English 20th-century dramatists. His first play, First Episode, was produced in 1934; his best-known later works include After the Dance, Flare Path, The Browning Version and The Deep Blue Sea. Many of his plays have been adapted for film, and are frequently revived. He also served as an RAF tail gunner in WWII.


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