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Terence Rattigan

TERENCE RATTIGAN

  (1911 - 1977)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie

Terence Rattigan was born in London on June 10th 1911. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Oxford. His first success was "French Without Tears" in 1936. He had a string of male lovers - but no one long term and he kept his homosexuality hidden from all but a few close friends. He was diagnosed with leukaemia recovered but then later succumbed to it again. In the 1960s he was out of favour as a playwright and disliked "Swinging Britain" so he went to live in BermudA. He was knighted in the early 1970s. He died from bone cancer on November 30th 1977

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        Adventure Story         After Lydia         After the Dance         All on Her Own         Before Dawn         Bequest To the Nation, A         Browning Version, The         Cause Celebre         Deep Blue Sea, The         Duologue         First Episode         Flare Path         Follow My Leader         French Without Tears         Grey Farm         Harlequinade         Heart To Heart         High Summer         In Praise Of Love         Joie de Vivre         Less Than Kind         Love In Idleness         Man And Boy         O Mistress Mine         Rattigan's Nijinsky         Ross: A Dramatic Portrait         Separate Tables         Separate Tables (original version)         Sleeping Prince, The         Tale Of Two Cities, A         Variation On A Theme         While the Sun Shines         Who Is Sylvia?         Winslow Boy, The



Adventure Story

Synopsis:
the story of Alexander the Great. As Alexander lies dying he wonders where it all went wrong.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Brighton    1949

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1950   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  3            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
-

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After Lydia

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of In Praise of Love

1st Produced:
London: Duchess theatre    27 Sep 1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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One Act

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After the Dance

Synopsis:
Set in the Mayfair flat of a high-living, hard-drinking, successful writer, David, the play turns on his involvement with two women, his wife Joan and an earnest minded younger woman, Helen. Joan commits suicide. David considers following her but instead returns to a life of parties and drinking. A magnificent tragic play by a great modern writer. First staged to enormous acclaim in 1939, just before the outbreak of war, and then neglected until the 1994 BBC TV revival.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
St James Theatre, London    21 Jun 1939

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1939   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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All on Her Own

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
televised 1968; As Duologue, produced 1976

1st Produced:
Kingston on Thames, Surrey    1974

Company:
-

1st Published:
in the Best Short Plays 1970, ed Stanley Richards, Chilton, Pennsylvania, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Before Dawn

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of In Praise of Love

1st Produced:
London: Duchess theatre    27 Sep 1973

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Bequest To the Nation, A

Synopsis:
the bequest was the lovely Emma, Lady Hamilton, mistress to Lord Nelson, just before he leaves for Trafalgar

Notes:
from the television play Nelson 1966

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London    23 Sep 1970

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1970   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  7            Other:  Fxtras

Further Reference:
-

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Browning Version, The

Synopsis:
the story of the unpopular Classics master, Andrew Crocker Harris, his relationships with his wife, one of her lovers and an unexpectedly sympathetic schoolboy

Notes:
Playbill: the Browning Version And Harlequinade

1st Produced:
London: Phoenix theatre    08 Sep 1948

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1949   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol VIII (1988) Page 0343; Theatre Record Vol XIV (1994) Page 0815; Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 0882; Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0787; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 1007

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Cause Celebre

Cause Celebre
a trial for murder where the defendants tried to exonerate each other by taking all the blame and the lasting effects on a woman member of the jury

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Her Majesty's Theatre, London    04 Jul 1977

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1978
Nick Hern Books, London (2011) >>>    978-1854592071

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XVIII (1998) Page 0140; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0336

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Deep Blue Sea, The

Deep Blue Sea, The
an ex RAF hero is appallingly out of his depth both in civvy street and in his stifling Notting Hill bedsit romance with a judge's wife.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Brighton Theatre Royal    04 Feb 1952

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1952   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
3 act play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 52.42; Theatre Record Vol I (1981) Page 0501; Theatre Record Vol VIII (1988) Page 0708; Theatre Record Vol XIII (1993) Page 0028; Theatre Record Vol XIII (1993) Page 0311; Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 1480; Theatre Record Vol XIX (1999) Page 0129; Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 0585; Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 0164; Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 1280; Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 1315; Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0263; Theatre Record Vol XXVIII (2008) Page 0556; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0189; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0833

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Duologue

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Originally written as a television play called All On her Own, BBC 2 25 Sep 1968

1st Produced:
Kings Head Theatre, London    27811

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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First Episode

First Episode
First Episode shows an infatuated undergraduate, Tony, falling for Margot, an actress ten years his senior. And vice versa. Completing a triangle of rival affections is Tonys best friend, David.

Notes:
Written by Terence Rattigan with his fellow student, Philip Heimann, while they were both At Oxford

1st Produced:
Q Theatre, Kew, London    11 Sep 1933

Company:
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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Flare Path

Flare Path
It is 1942. At the Falcon Hotel, on the Lincolnshire coast, Teddy a young RAF bomber pilot celebrates a reunion with his actress wife Patricia. they are thrown into upheaval when Peter, Patricias ex lover and Hollywood heartthrob arrives and an urgent bombing mission over Germany is ordered. Who will make the sacrifice during the long night, as Patricia finds herself at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies. Flare Path is a story of love and loyalty, courage and fear. Based on Rattigans own experiences as a tail gunner in the RAF during the Second World War, he later reworked Flare Path into a screenplay and in 1954 the re-titled the Way to the Stars starring Michael Redgrave was released.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Apollo Theatre, London    13 Aug 1942

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1942
Nick Hern Books, London (2011) >>>    978-1848421875

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 1130; Theatre Record Vol XV (1995) Page 0503; Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0241

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Follow My Leader

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with Anthony Maurice (alias Tony Goldschmidt)

1st Produced:
Apollo Theatre, London    16 Jan 1940

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  -

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French Without Tears

Synopsis:
A group of young men have gone to France to improve their French. they are being taught by M Maingot. One by one they fall under the influence of his beautiful daughter Diana. Diana learns that Lord Heybrook is coming to join her father's group and plans to add him to her list of conquests - until it turns out he is a schoolboy

Notes:
music by Robert Stolz, lyrics by Paul Dehn, As Joie de Vivre (produced London 1960)

1st Produced:
Critereon Theatre, London    06 Nov 1936

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1937   978-0573011443

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  1 boy

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol II (1982) Page 0693; Theatre Record Vol VIII (1988) Page 0594; Theatre Record Vol XV (1995) Page 1588; Theatre Record Vol XXVII (2007) Page 0212

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Grey Farm

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with Hector Bolitho

1st Produced:
Hudson Theatre, New York    03 May 1940

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Harlequinade

Synopsis:
An hilarious farce written to accompany the Browning Version, introduces us to 'luvvies' Arthur and Edna Gosport, darlings of the theatre World, who are deep into a dress rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet when an unexpected visitor arrives.

Notes:
Playbill: the Browning Version And Harlequinade

1st Produced:
London: Phoenix theatre    08 Sep 1948

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1949   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol VIII (1988) Page 0343; Theatre Record Vol XVIII (1998) Page 0415

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Heart To Heart

Synopsis:
During the course of a live interview, an eminent politician is forced to reveal the truth about his political and personal life. This prophetic play is based on the infamous television interview programme Face to Face hosted by John Freeman from 1959 - 1962.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
BBC TV    06 Dec 1962

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

Parts:
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High Summer

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Thames TV    12 Sep 1972

Company:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Best Short Plays 1973" published by Chilton Books 1973   978-0801955891

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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In Praise Of Love

Synopsis:
wife conceals incurable disease from husband who, in reality knows but does not think his wife does

Notes:
comprises of After Lydia and Before dawn

1st Produced:
London: Duchess theatre    27 Sep 1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Joie de Vivre

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Terence Rattigan, Robert Stoiz and Paul Dehn

1st Produced:
London: Queens theatre    14 Jul 1960

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Less Than Kind

Synopsis:
Less Than Kind is the original 1944 play which was extensively rewritten for Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne with the title Love in Idleness / US title O Mistress Mine. The plot concerns Michael Brown, an idealistic socialist 17 year old who on his return from five years evacuation in Canada during World War Two, is horrified to find Olivia, his widowed mother living with Sir John Fletcher, a married Tory MP and industrialist. The play centres on Olivias anguish as she is torn between her love for her son and for her lover.

Notes:
(early version of Love In Idleness)

1st Produced:

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Love In Idleness

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
as O Mistress Mine (produced NY 1946)

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, London    20 Dec 1944

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1945   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
3 act Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Man And Boy

Synopsis:
Read more: http://www.uktw.co.uk/archive/Tour/Play/Less-Than-Kind/T0927235548/#ixzz2wE7nnvTO

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Brighton    1963

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1963   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXV (2005) Page 0148

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O Mistress Mine

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Best Plays of 1945 - 1946" published by Dodds Mead 1946   -

Music:
-

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Rattigan's Nijinsky

Rattigan's Nijinsky
the extraordinary story of the relationship between the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, drawing on an unproduced screenplay by Terence Rattigan. In a hotel room a once-lauded playwright meets Nijinsky's elderly widow, Romola, to fight over his latest play. Meanwhile, in the same room, Diaghilev and the young Romola fight over the tormented Nijinsky. In 1974, Terence Rattigan wrote a television script for the BBC about the relationship between Diaghilev, the impresario behind the Ballets Russes, and Nijinsky, the most renowned dancer of all time, which Rattigan described as the greatest love story since Romeo and Juliet'. But the playwright withdrew the play and it was never produced. Now in this bold re-imagining of events, Nicholas Wright investigates why.

Notes:
by Nicholas Wright, based on the screenplay by Terence Rattigan

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  doubling and extras

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0833

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Ross: A Dramatic Portrait

Synopsis:
Lawrence of Arabia as Aircraftsman Ross seeking anonymity, recalls his past during a night of fever

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Liverpool    1960

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  22            Female:  -            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol VI (1986) Page 0605

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Separate Tables

Separate Tables
two plays set in a shabby genteel hotel on England's South coast, love and scandal

Notes:
Table By the Window; Table Number Seven

1st Produced:
Liverpool Royal court    23 Aug 1954

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1955   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
3 scenePlay/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  8            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 54.205; Wearing - the London Stage 54.206; Theatre Record Vol XIII (1993) Page 0765; Theatre Record Vol XVIII (1998) Page 0415; Theatre Record Vol XXV (2005) Page 1196; Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 0404; Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0999

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Separate Tables (original version)

Synopsis:
In the original version the Major was picking up young men on the promenade - not touching up housewives in the cinema

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books    978-185494242

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Sleeping Prince, The

Sleeping Prince, The
Period 1911, Regent responds to Mary's naive philosophy that everything can be solved by adding more love to life

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Manchester Opera House    28 Sep 1953

Company:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1954   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
3 act Occasional Fairy Tale

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 53.300; Theatre Record Vol III (1983) Page 0619; Theatre Record Vol III (1983) Page 1032

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Tale Of Two Cities, A

Tale Of Two Cities, A
One of the darkest and most romantic of Dickens' novels, A Tale of Two Cities was adapted for the stage by the dream team of Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud in 1935, but a planned West End production was never staged. It finally received its professional world premiere at the King's Head Theatre in September 2013. In a time when governments all over the world are facing down political unrest and fierce protests, this revolutionary story has never been more relevant. The adaptation, edited by King's Head artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher, marries three of the finest artists in their own fields that England has ever known: Dickens the master story-teller, Rattigan the great playwright and Gielgud the mercurial actor. Gielgud intended to play both Sydney Carton and a number of other roles, and this adaptation reflects that ambition by having thirty characters played by just eight actors.

Notes:
Written by Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
St Brendons College, Clifton    23 Jan 1950

Company:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Variation On A Theme

Synopsis:
Rattigans retelling of the story of Camille, in which Marguerite Gaultier falls hopelessly in love with a bisexual dancer much younger than herself.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Manchester Opera House    31 Mar 1958

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1958   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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While the Sun Shines

Synopsis:
the Earl of Harpenden puts up an American airman Lieutenant Mulvaney. the Earl arranges for the airman to date an ex-girlfriend but he mistakes the Earl's fiancee for the ex and they fall in love.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London: Globe theatre    24 Dec 1943

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1945   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy in Three Acts Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Who Is Sylvia?

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Cambridge, Arts    09 Oct 1950

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1951   -

Music:
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Genre:
3 act light comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5 doubling            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 50.257

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Winslow Boy, The

Winslow Boy, The
What begins as a small incident ultimately grows into a "cause celebre" nearly shaking the foundations of the government. the incident is simply that of a youngster in an English government school who is expelled for an alleged theft. As a matter of fact, the youngster was en-tirely innocent, but practically all the evidence was against him. the boy's family, Inparticular his father, proceed to contest the decision of the school and chal-lenge its right, as a government-run institution, to damage the reputation of a boy without sufficient legal safeguards. the issue which began as a private matter involves the right of official agencies to impose their authority on the individuals of any democracy and, as the play moves relentlessly forward, we see in effect, citizens of a democracy challenging the forces of bureaucracy, and thus keeping alive the issue of the basic rights of the individual.

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1st Produced:
Hippodrome, Bristol    1945

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1946   978-0573014949

Music:
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Genre:
2 Act Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol III (1983) Page 0513; Theatre Record Vol XIV (1994) Page 1039; Theatre Record Vol XVI (1996) Page 0373; Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 0777; Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 1112; Theatre Record Vol XXII (2002) Page 1315; Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0535

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