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First Episode (The Rattigan Collection)

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by Terence Rattigan & Philip Heimann
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First Episode (The Rattigan Collection) by Terence Rattigan & Philip Heimann

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, like the other volumes in NHB's uniform edition of Rattigan's plays, with an authoritative introduction by Rattigan scholar Dan Rebellato.

Terence Rattigan is now regarded as one of the most significant twentieth century British playwrights. His plays include After the Dance, The Browning Version, Flare Path, Cause Célèbre, The Deep Blue Sea and The Winslow Boy.

'paints a fascinating picture of a vanished student world... Rattigan writes with great perception... shows that, even at 22, [Rattigan] was a born dramatist' - Guardian

'an astonishingly precocious work that displays youthful charm as well as sensitively exploring themes of unequal (if not unrequited) love and repressed emotion that became Rattigan trademarks' - Exeunt MagazineTo view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 152
Size: 679 KB
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781780017914 (DRM-EPUB)

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