In Praise of Love
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854594648Publication Date:
1 Mar 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Duchess Theatre, London, 1973

In Praise of Love

By Terence Rattigan

Paperback £11.99£9.59

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£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

All On Her Own
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
First Episode
Cause Célèbre
Flare Path
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
After the Dance
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
The Browning Version
French Without Tears
The Winslow Boy
The Deep Blue Sea (film tie-in edition)
Separate Tables
The Deep Blue Sea (2016 edition)
Who is Sylvia?
The Deep Blue Sea
Rattigan's Nijinsky

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