The Winslow Boy


Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854594679
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages a lawyer to challenge the Admiralty to prove the charges in court – but public opinion is very much against the Winslows, and each member of the family is suffering... 'as well made an example of a well-made play as you will find anywhere' Sunday Times This edition includes an authoritative introduction by Dan Rebellato, a biographical sketch and a chronology.

Cambridge IGCSE® First Language English Coursebook


Author: Marian Cox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108438881
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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Fully updated, flexible resources taking an active-learning approach that encourages students to aim higher in the 0500, 0524 and 0990 syllabuses. With travel writing, magazine articles, blogs and extracts from writers such as Roald Dahl and D. H. Lawrence, this coursebook helps students develop their English Language skills through an active, communicative approach. The first unit in each part covers text analysis, summary writing and note-taking. The second deals with directed writing and the third looks at descriptive and narrative composition and includes suggestions for coursework topics if your school follows this pathway. Suggested answers to coursebook questions are included in the teacher's book.

French Without Tears


Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 9780573011443
Category: Drama
Page: 86
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This comedy by the author of Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy premiered in London with Rex Harrison, Trevor Howard and Jessica Tandy in the cast. At a villa on the South Coast of France, a group of young men are being coached in French by a gentleman and his daughter, Jacqueline. Learning French is hard, but the experience is made easier by the presence of the glamorous Diana Lake who proceeds to charm the boys one-by-one until she decamps back to London leaving the forlorn suitors to the willing Jacqueline.

The Browning Version

A Play in One Act
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 57
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Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank - but even more bitter is the realization he's now Andrew's best friend.

Cambridge IGCSE® Chemistry Revision Guide


Author: Roger Norris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107697999
Category: Education
Page: 248
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The Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry Revision Guide supports students through their course, containing specifically designed features to help students apply their knowledge as they prepare for assessment.

Separate Tables

Two Plays
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573615276
Category:
Page: 127
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Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950

A Critical Anthology
Author: Robert Knopf
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021054X
Category: Drama
Page: 512
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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.

The Browning Version


Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597106
Category: Drama
Page: 95
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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.

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined


Author: Toby Zinman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140818270X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists Â?including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Core and Extended 3ed + CD


Author: Terry Wall,Ric Pimentel
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471843157
Category: Mathematics
Page: 512
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Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Up-to-date with the latest (0580) syllabus for examination from 2015 - Gives students the practice they require to deepen their understanding through plenty of questions - Consolidates learning with unique digital resources on the CD, included free with every Student's Book This is a cost-effective and straightforward way to teach the latest syllabus, with all the core and extended content covered by a single book and accompanying free digital resources. A book dedicated to the core level content is also available.

A Confederacy of Dunces


Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197627
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

Terence Rattigan: A Biography


Author: Geoffrey Wansell
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432678
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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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

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined


Author: Toby Zinman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140818270X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 9959

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists Â?including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.

Roots


Author: Arnold Wesker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472574613
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 88
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It's 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ideas. Ideas of a bolder, freer world which promise to clash with their rural way of life. Roots is the remarkable centrepiece of Wesker's seminal post-war trilogy. It was first performed in 1959 at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, before transferring to the Royal Court. It is the second play in a trilogy comprising Chicken Soup with Barley and I'm Talking About Jerusalem. It went on to transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. A true classic, Roots is an affecting portrait of a young woman finding her voice at a time of unprecedented social change. This Modern Classic edition features an introduction by Glenda Leeming.

The Archer-Shee case

the case on which Terence Rattigan based The Winslow boy
Author: Ewen Montagu
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 186
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The Deep Blue Sea (2016 Edition)


Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425699
Category:
Page: 128
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Terence Rattigan s devastating masterpiece, a classic study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness."

After the Dance


Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854592170
Category: Drama
Page: 85
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The critically acclaimed drama by one of England's most successful mid-century playwrights.

The Snow Geese


Author: Sharr White
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 082223081X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 62
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With war raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party, to mark the opening of hunting season in rural upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they've always known.

My Boy Jack


Author: David Haig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854595836
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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Now a major TV film starring Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig.

First Episode


Author: Terence Rattigan,Philip Heimann
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848421639
Category: Drama
Page: 103
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Terence Rattigan’s first play, published for the first time in this edition to mark the centenary of Rattigan’s birth. Written with his fellow student, Philip Heimann, while they were both at Oxford, 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 Tony’s best friend, David. Originally staged at a small experimental theatre in Kew in 1933, First Episode transferred to the West End and then to New York. Rattigan was twenty-two years old. Though not revived since then, it is a candidate – with its cast of eight – for rediscovery, much as was the now-feted After the Dance. It comes with an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato.