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

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Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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