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:

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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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