The Browning Version

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ISBN: 9781854597106
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publication Date: 11/01/1994
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 125pp.

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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.

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 Agamemnon – a gift which offers not only a opportunity for redemption, but the chance to gain back some dignity.

This volume also contains Harlequinade, a farce about a touring theatre troupe, written to accompany The Browning Version in a double-bill under the joint title, Playbill.

‘Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan’ Michael Billington

This edition includes an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

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