French Without Tears (2015 edition)
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848425248Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780016818Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
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First Staged:
Criterion Theatre, London, 1936

French Without Tears (2015 edition)

By Terence Rattigan

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Terence Rattigan's sparkling comedy about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid myriad distractions, French Without Tears ran for over a thousand performances in the 1930s and remains a delight today.

When a group of young men arrives at Professor Maingot's French school for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, they find their concentration disrupted by the beautiful Diana Lake. Quelle surprise, they have another new language to learn: girls.

At first, it seems pretty simple. Kit loves Diana and she loves him. And Bill. Oh, and darling Alan, of course. Then there's Jack: she's in love too. Meanwhile, Babe conceals his feelings… Perhaps it’s not so simple after all.

French Without Tears was first performed in 1936. This edition was published in 2015 alongside a revival at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.

Also included is an authoritative introduction and biographical sketch by Dan Rebellato.

Also available: an alternative edition of French Without Tears, in the Nick Hern Books Rattigan Collection.

Press Quotes

'Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan'

Guardian
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848425248Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780016818Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

Rattigan's Nijinsky
Who is Sylvia?
The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
Cause Célèbre
Duologue
Ross
After the Dance
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
Harlequinade
The Deep Blue Sea
The Browning Version
The Winslow Boy
All On Her Own
French Without Tears
First Episode
Flare Path
Separate Tables
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
In Praise of Love
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition)

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