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:

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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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