Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848425781Publication Date:
9 Jun 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780017747Publication Date:
9 Jun 2016
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First Staged:
Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 1960


By Terence Rattigan

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Terence Rattigan's epic and probing drama about the man immortalised as Lawrence of Arabia.

Arrogant, flippant, withdrawn and with a talent for self-concealment, the mysterious Aircraftman Ross seems an odd recruit for the Royal Air Force. In fact the truth is even stranger than the man himself.

Behind the false name is an enigma, a man named Lawrence who started as a civilian in the Map Office in 1914 and went on to mastermind some of the most audacious military victories in the history of the British Army. These victories earned him an enduring and romantic nom de guerre: Lawrence of Arabia.

Rattigan's 1960 play reveals the unusual and deeply conflicted Englishman behind the heroic legend. This edition, with an Introduction by Dan Rebellato, was published alongside the revival at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2016, directed by Adrian Noble and starring Joseph Fiennes as Ross.

‘Lawrence doesn’t exist any more. If you kill Aircraftman Ross you kill me.’

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'A brilliant story… I cannot see how anyone could fail to be moved'

The Times

'Serves as an unsentimental precis of [T.E. Lawrence's] derring-do, acts as a timely reminder of the difficulties and possibilities of Anglo-Arab understanding, and explores with unflinching insight the demons that drove Lawrence (not to mention the curse of celebrity)… essential viewing'



The Stage

'Reveals Rattigan's unparalleled ability to suggest suppressed emotion'

Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9781848425781Publication Date:
9 Jun 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,112 pages ISBN: 9781780017747Publication Date:
9 Jun 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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