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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:

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

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