Who is Sylvia?
Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
First Staged:
Criterion Theatre, London, 1950

Who is Sylvia?

By Terence Rattigan
Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

Obsessed with a girl called Sylvia, whom he kissed just once at a garden party when he was 17, Mark makes a habit of pursuing physically identical girls for the rest of his life - despite having a wife and growing son.

We meet him - and Oscar, his fellow philanderer - in 1917, again in 1929, and finally in 1950, each time in thrall to a different but identical 'Sylvia'...

Terence Rattigan's play Who is Sylvia? premiered in the West End in 1950, where it ran for over a year. It is probably Rattigan's bittersweet portayal of his father - and maybe of his own frustrated love life.

Also by Terence Rattigan:

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

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