The Browning Version
Paperback, 125 pages ISBN: 9781854597106Publication Date:
10 Oct 2002
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 125 pages ISBN: 9781780011059Publication Date:
28 Mar 2013
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Titles included:
First Staged:
Phoenix Theatre, London, 1948

The Browning Version

By Terence Rattigan

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Rattigan's well-loved play about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage. Twice filmed (with Michael Redgrave and Albert Finney) and frequently revived.

Andrew Crocker-Harris' wife Millie has become embittered and fatigued by her husband's lack of passion and ambition. On the verge of retirement, and divorce, Andrew is forced to come to terms with the platitude his life has become. Then John Taplow, a previously unnoticed pupil, gives Andrew an unexpected parting gift: a second-hand copy of Robert Browning's translation of Agamemnon – a gift which offers not only a opportunity for redemption, but the chance to gain back some dignity.

The Browning Version was premiered at the Phoenix Theatre, London, in September 1948.

This volume also contains Harlequinade, a farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

'Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan' Michael Billington

This edition includes an authoritative introduction and biographical sketch by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato, along with a chronology of his plays.

Visit the official Rattigan website here.

Press Quotes

'The cruel inequalities of love always absorbed Rattigan; not least here – this is a play that has not dated'

The Times
Paperback,125 pages ISBN: 9781854597106Publication Date:
10 Oct 2002
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,125 pages ISBN: 9781780011059Publication Date:
28 Mar 2013
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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