Terence Rattigan: A Biography

Terence Rattigan: A Biography

by Geoffrey Wansell

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Overview

The greatest plays of Terence Rattigan (1911-77) - including The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy - are now established classics. There have been regular revivals of his work, including recent productions in the West End, at Chichester Festival Theatre and by the Peter Hall Company. From the heady days of Rattigan's early success to the darker days of his decline in popularity, Wansell paints a captivating portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical lights.

Geoffrey Wansell is vice president of the Terence Rattigan Society: www.theterencerattigansociety.co.uk

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849432672
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Geoffrey Wansell is a writer and producer, whose best-selling biographies include the Gloucester murderer Frederick West, the controversial tycoon and financier Sir James Goldsmith and the Hollywood legend Cary Grant. Still working as a journalist, for the Daily Mail, his columns and articles have appeared in almost every important British and American newspaper and magazine, and his work has been syndicated around the world. He was also the executive producer of the Twentieth Century Fox feature film When the Whales Came, starring Paul Scofield and Helen Mirren, which was shown in more than thirty countries around the world. Born in Scotland, he lives in London.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Prologue: Nature's Shift 1(4)
1 Land of Heart's Desire
5(8)
2 Father of the Man
13(13)
3 Harrow
26(11)
4 Lord's
37(10)
5 Oxford
47(10)
6 First Episode
57(16)
7 Without Tears
73(10)
8 The Albatross
83(11)
9 After the Dance
94(13)
10 Escape
107(13)
11 A One-Hit Wonder?
120(12)
12 Shaftesbury Avenue
132(17)
13 A Secret Life
149(17)
14 The Crock
166(16)
15 Noble Failures
182(18)
16 My Father, Myself
200(16)
17 Hester or Hector
216(17)
18 Aunt Edna's Entrance
233(17)
19 Table by the Door
250(14)
20 Never Look Back
264(18)
21 Theme and Variations
282(16)
22 The Bubble Bursts
298(20)
23 The Heart's Voices
318(17)
24 The Twilight of Aunt Edna
335(18)
25 The Movies, Hollywood, Everything
353(16)
26 The Memory of Love
369(20)
27 Death's Feather
389(11)
28 Pretend Like Hell
400(12)
Select Bibliography 412(9)
Stage Plays, Feature Films and Television Scripts 421(8)
Index 429

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