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In Praise of Love
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854594648Publication Date:
1 Mar 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Duchess Theatre, London, 1973

In Praise of Love

By Terence Rattigan

Paperback £12.99£10.39

An almost unbearably moving story of veiled emotions running deep, Terence Rattigan's In Praise of Love is based on the true life situation of Rex Harrison's wife, Kay Kendall, and her early death from cancer.

Lydia is shielding her husband, Sebastian, from the knowledge that she is dying from leukaemia. But Sebastian does know and is seeking to spare her. She dies without either of them openly acknowledging their true feelings...

The play was first produced as a one-act play under the title After Lydia in a double-bill with the short farce, Before Dawn, at the Duchess Theatre, London, in September 1973. Rattigan reworked and extended the play as In Praise of Love for its New York premiere at the Morosco Theatre in December 1974, starring Rex Harrison himself.

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

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

Visit the official Rattigan website here.

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854594648Publication Date:
1 Mar 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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