The Browning Version

Cast: 2f 5m

Staging: Single interior (sitting room)

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Paperback, 125 pages ISBN: 9781854597106Publication Date:
10 Oct 2002
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EPUB, 125 pages ISBN: 9781780011059Publication Date:
28 Mar 2013
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Titles included:
Harlequinade
First Staged:
Phoenix Theatre, London, 1948

The Browning Version

By Terence Rattigan

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Rattigan's well-loved play about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage. Twice filmed (with Michael Redgrave and Albert Finney) and frequently revived.

Andrew Crocker-Harris' wife Millie has become embittered and fatigued by her husband's lack of passion and ambition. On the verge of retirement, and divorce, Andrew is forced to come to terms with the platitude his life has become. Then John Taplow, a previously unnoticed pupil, gives Andrew an unexpected parting gift: a second-hand copy of Robert Browning's translation of Agamemnon – a gift which offers not only a opportunity for redemption, but the chance to gain back some dignity.

The Browning Version was premiered at the Phoenix Theatre, London, in September 1948.

This volume also contains Harlequinade, a farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

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

This edition includes an authoritative introduction and biographical sketch by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato, along with a chronology of his plays.

Visit the official Rattigan website here.

Press Quotes

'The cruel inequalities of love always absorbed Rattigan; not least here – this is a play that has not dated'

The Times

Cast: 2f 5m

Staging:Single interior (sitting room)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 125 pages ISBN: 9781854597106Publication Date:
10 Oct 2002
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 125 pages ISBN: 9781780011059Publication Date:
28 Mar 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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