The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright

The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright

by John A. Bertolini

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319822372
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Series: Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

John A. Bertolini teaches Dramatic Literature, Shakespeare and Film at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. He holds the Ellis Chair in English and the Liberal Arts. He has written The Playwrighting Self of Bernard Shaw, edited Shaw and Other Playwrights, introduced and annotated two volumes of Shaw’s plays for Barnes & Noble, as well as written articles on Hitchcock, Renaissance Drama, and American Drama.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction. Terence Rattigan’s Art of Understatement and Implication.- Chapter 1. French Without Tears.- Chapter 2. After the Dance.- Chapter 3. Flare Path.- Chapter 4. The Winslow Boy.- Chapter 5. The Comedies.- Chapter 6. The Browning Version.- Chapter 7. Adventure Story.- Chapter 8. The Deep Blue Sea.- Chapter 9. Separate Tables.- Chapter 10. Ross and Man and Boy.- Chapter 11. Bequest to the Nation.- Chapter 12. In Praise of Love.- Chapter 13. Cause Célèbre.

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“Terence Rattigan was among the most successful British playwrights of the modern era – a master of comedy as well as tragedy. He is so incredibly good it should come as no surprise that a significant revival has been underway for some time. In fact, Rattigan has been slowly achieving a permanent place of esteem in the essential repertoire of twentieth century dramatists. And that place will be bolstered by this brilliant comprehensive study of the playwright’s art by John A. Bertolini. His book is a pleasure to read: elegantly written, persistently intelligent, and lucid, and it does exactly what it promises: makes a case for Rattigan.” (Jay Parini, D.E.Axinn Professor of English, Middlebury College, USA)

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