French Without Tears
Ebook, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780016818Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Criterion Theatre, London, 1936

French Without Tears (2015 edition)

By Terence Rattigan

Ebook £9.99£7.99

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.

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

Ebook,120 pages ISBN: 9781780016818Publication Date:
8 Oct 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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