After the Dance
Paperback, 140 pages ISBN: 9781854592170Publication Date:
27 Jul 1995
Size: 198mm x 128mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 140 pages ISBN: 9781780013527Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
St James Theatre, London, 1939

After the Dance

By Terence Rattigan

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Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance is a brilliant attack on the hedonistic lifestyle of the ‘bright young things’ of the 1920s and 30s.

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.

After the Dance was first produced at the St James’s Theatre, London, in June l939. It signalled a more serious direction in Rattigan's writing after the relative frivolity of the hugely successful French Without Tears. It opened to euphoric reviews, but only a month later the European crisis was darkening the national mood and audiences began to dwindle. The play was pulled in August after only sixty performances.

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

Press Quotes

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


'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'

Paperback,140 pages ISBN: 9781854592170Publication Date:
27 Jul 1995
Size: 198mm x 128mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,140 pages ISBN: 9781780013527Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

Harlequinade & All On Her Own
The Winslow Boy
Rattigan's Nijinsky
First Episode
The Deep Blue Sea
Flare Path
Separate Tables
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
The Browning Version
Who is Sylvia?
French Without Tears
Cause Célèbre
All On Her Own
In Praise of Love
French Without Tears

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