The Browning Version, Terence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan

The Browning Version

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<p>Rattigan's well-loved play about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage. Twice filmed (with Michael Redgrave and Albert Finney) and frequently revived.</p> <p>Andrew Crocker-Harris' wife Millie has become embittered and fatigued by her husband's lack of passion and ambition. On the verge of retirement, and divorce, Andrew is forced to come to terms with the platitude his life has become. Then John Taplow, a previously unnoticed pupil, gives Andrew an unexpected parting gift: a second-hand copy of Robert Browning's translation of <em>Agamemnon</em> – a gift which offers not only a opportunity for redemption, but the chance to gain back some dignity.</p> <p>This edition also contains <em>Harlequinade</em>, a farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany <em>The Browning Version</em> in a double-bill under the joint title, <em>Playbill</em>. The plays are presented with an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology by Dan Rebellato.</p> <p.'The cruel inequalities of love always absorbed Rattigan, not least here – this is a play that has not dated.' <em>The Times</em></p>
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Анна Вардугина
Анна Вардугинаhas quoted3 years ago
theatre?

MURIEL. No, I won’t. I’ve told you. I want to see my Dad.

JACK. And I’ve told you your Dad isn’t here.

MURIEL. Oh, yes, he is. He’s not at The Palace, like you said. He’s here. I’ve seen his name on the posters.

JACK. Well, you can’t see him now, anyway. Anyway. who is your Dad?

MURIEL. Gosport’s the name.

JACK. Gosport?

MURIEL. Yes. Arthur Gosport. He’s an actor.

JACK. Oh. I see.
He signs urgently to the prompt corner. JOHNNY appears.
So you’re the daughter of Arthur Gosport, are you?
maddy
maddyhas quoted4 years ago
At a time when the Lord Chamberlain refused to allow any plays to be staged that featured homosexuality, such a proposition would have been a commercial impossibility.
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