Rattigan's Nijinsky
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421677Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Chichester Festival Theatre, 2011

Rattigan's Nijinsky

By Nicholas Wright and Terence Rattigan

Paperback £9.99£7.99

The extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, drawing on an unproduced screenplay by Terence Rattigan. 

In a hotel room a once-lauded playwright meets Nijinsky's elderly widow, Romola, to fight over his latest play. Meanwhile, in the same room, Diaghilev and the young Romola fight over the tormented Nijinsky.

In 1974, Terence Rattigan wrote a television script for the BBC about the relationship between Diaghilev, the impresario behind the Ballets Russes, and Nijinsky, the most renowned dancer of all time, which Rattigan described as 'the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet'. But the playwright withdrew the play and it was never produced. Now in this bold re-imagining of events, Nicholas Wright investigates why.

Nicholas Wright's play Rattigan's Nijinsky was first staged at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2011.

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'Wright stylishly interlaces Rattigan's scenes with infinitely more fascinating ones of his own'

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'A richly entertaining study of artistic temperaments and attitudes to homosexuality in the early and mid 20th century'

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Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421677Publication Date:
21 Jul 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Nicholas Wright:

The Custom of the Country
Regeneration (stage version)
Vincent in Brixton
His Dark Materials (stage version)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
Cressida
The Desert Air
Mrs Klein
Travelling Light
The Last of the Duchess
8 Hotels
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
The Reporter
John Gabriel Borkman
Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre version)
Lulu
Naked
Treetops
One Fine Day

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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