Who is Sylvia?
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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'...

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:

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

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