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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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