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by Terence Rattigan

eBook The Winslow Boy. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) download ISBN: 0822212641
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.; Acting ed edition (October 1, 1950)
Language: English
Pages: 90
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Rating: 4.9
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Subcategory: Humanities

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And revivals of the 1948 play The Browning Version (at the National Theatre) and of The Winslow Boy (1946) moved the critic Harold Hobson to concede that "there are many things in Rattigan that have not yet been properly perceived. Библиографические данные.

Roundabout Theatre Company gives Terence Rattigan’s classic British play The Winslow Boy a rare opportunity to touch American audiences with its heartfelt family story about a father stopping at nothing to clear his son’s name

Roundabout Theatre Company gives Terence Rattigan’s classic British play The Winslow Boy a rare opportunity to touch American audiences with its heartfelt family story about a father stopping at nothing to clear his son’s name. Meanwhile, audience members outside the American Airlines Theatre explain why they believe the play has remained universally relevant for over half a century.

The best study guide to The Winslow Boy on the planet, from the creators of. .

The best study guide to The Winslow Boy on the planet, from the creators of SparkNotes. Get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need. Terence Mervyn Rattigan was the son of Vera and William Rattigan, and was born just before the coronation of George V. Rattigan’s father was a diplomat and hoped his son would one day work in the civil service. Coming from an upper-middle class background, Rattigan received a typical education, attending Harrow School before enrolling at Oxford. A childhood trip to the theatre brought on an early obsession with the art form; at Harrow, Rattigan devoured the school library’s collection of plays.

The Winslow Boy is a 1999 period drama film directed by David Mamet and starring Nigel Hawthorne, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam and Gemma Jones. Set in London before World War I, it depicts a family defending the honour of its young son at all cost. The screenplay was adapted by Mamet based on Terence Rattigan's dramatic play The Winslow Boy. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

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Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft 'A sterling example of Rattigan's dramatic skill and humanit. eeply.

Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. A sterling example of Rattigan's dramatic skill and humanit. eeply poignant' Telegraph 'A playwright of acute emotional intelligence, elegant wit, and an extraordinary gift for expressive constructio. hrilling' Independent. Poetry & Drama Plays.

Much of the acting rides rough-shod over Terrence Rattigan's subtle writing, finds Lyn Gardner. Published: 12 Mar 2008.

Thea Sharrock talks to Kate Kellaway about her production of Terence Rattigan's After the Dance and the qualities a director needs. Published: 29 May 2010. Thea Sharrock: 'With the best actors, there is no ego in the room'. Much of the acting rides rough-shod over Terrence Rattigan's subtle writing, finds Lyn Gardner.

About Terence Rattigan: Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE was a British dramatist. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background

About Terence Rattigan: Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. He is known for such works as The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952) and Separate Tables (1954), among many others. A troubled homosexual, who saw himself as an outsider, his plays "confronted issues of sexual frustration, failed relationships and adultery", and a world of repression and reticence.

NEW YORK – While Terence Rattigan’s plays gathered dust for decades after being . Roundabout’s last Broadway stab at Rattigan was Man and Boy, a 1963 play that has aged poorly.

NEW YORK – While Terence Rattigan’s plays gathered dust for decades after being swept aside by the kitchen-sink realists of the 1950s and ‘60s, the old-fashioned structural virtues and tremulously submerged depth of feeling in the British dramatist’s work have drawn renewed appreciation in recent years. But in a production as expertly judged and performed as this one, there’s real pleasure in settling into the plush upholstery to savor the nuances of character, the subtle humor and fine shadings of the drama’s consideration of justice and honor.

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Comments: (7)
Darkraven
Great play and both movies. Entertaining on the issue of justice. Is it truly in the public interest to sacrifice individual rights on occasion in the name of public good? "Let right be done."
Sadaron above the Gods
Based on true events. Historical facts. It s one of the most beautiful plays of the English repertory.
Gajurus
Great play.
Mr_Mix
There are two movie adaptations of "The Winslow Boy" available, recently starring Jeremy Northam (1999), and anciently starring Robert Donat (1948). But neither is an adequate substitute for the real thing, the full text by Terence Rattigan. In 1988, PBS broadcast a superb production of the full text, starring Ian Richardson and Emma Thompson, but it has not, unfortunately, been transferred to video.
The play concerns a public battle against the government, waged by a father to vindicate his son, expelled from a naval academy for cashing a stolen money order. Although the crusade is exciting, the play is most interesting in what it reveals about the people intimately involved: the members of the Winslow family, their close friends and their lawyer. The resulting insights and realism are among the story's chief virtues.
At first reading, the play may seem a straightforward tale of innocence versus injustice. But on closer inspection, one finds that the boy's innocence is never proved, and that some in the family deny or doubt it. Moreover, even if he is innocent, the harm to members of the family and to the country from pursuing the case might be greater than the harm from letting it drop. Such uncertainty is frustrating, but life is like that. Crusades are often launched for ends whose worth is unclear. The play is wise to develop this point.
Moreover, the actions and motives of crusaders may be a mixture of good and bad. This may make them harder to join, but certainly interesting and instructive to watch. One admires the boldness, determination and persistence of the father, Arthur Winslow, without whose initiative the crusade would not exist. Yet he is rather a sourpuss, often dominating or humiliating others. His daughter and indispensable lieutenant, Kate, is the most attractive member of the family, bright and realistic but emotionally withheld and often blinded by partisanship. Sir Robert Morton, the celebrated advocate who represents the Winslow boy is a supercilious, cold fish, and a brilliant (unscrupulous?) forensic champion. All three make substantial sacrifices for the sake of their crusade.
The author is a master of surprise and reversal. Much of the dramatic excitement comes when esteemed characters behave badly, or disregarded characters greatly please. Perhaps the most beautiful moment in the play is a marriage proposal to Kate by Desmond Curry, an old family friend whom she rather disdains (and the reader discounts). And the mother, Grace Winslow, whose views have been generally ignored, finally makes a powerful case that the crusade, out of pride and stubbornness, is destroying her husband and family for a son who is uninterested in the result.
Another excellence of the play is its treatment of controversy. On the questions as to whether the crusade is justified and worthwhile, for the family and for the country, the author impartially assigns plausible arguments to the various sides, from the characters, the newspapers they quote, or the proceedings they attend.
An outstanding play, with plenty of food for the intellect, the heart and the soul.
Vetalol
I enjoyed this play immensely and I also enjoyed the David Mamet film as well--a film that I thought was engrossing and a more than satisfying character study.
I liked how the play speaks of something that we sometimes give little regard to in today's society---the importance of and honor in a good and stable reputation. It was very enlightening to read this tale of a family (especially the father) who was in service of maintaining their son's dignity and place in society.
I was also taken by how this quest for honor taxes the family. My favorite scene in the play also begets my favorite line. The scene where the mother tells the father that he should let their son go on with his ife and not stigmatize him by this singular event is very honest and real. And when the mother says, "When he (their son) is grown, he won't thank you for it."-meaning the preservation of his reputation, I thought the whole idea and point of the story was driven home.
An excellent read indeed
Vonalij
I really love this play. A friend gave me a copy and I started reading it on the train and was unable to stop until I had finished reading it! I was able to envisage the characters in my mind and as soon as I finished it, I HAD to go out and rent the David Mamet film adaptation which is also fantastic.
Sir Robert, Catherine Winslow and Arthur Winslow are remarkably well-drawn characters and all of the dialogue in the play is excellent. I really enjoyed this play and highly recommend it!
MrCat
I liked the play itself, but I especially liked three editorial contributions: 1) a description of the real-life events from which the play derives, 2) a history of the various productions and adaptations of the play, and 3) a discussion of Rattigan's place in English drama.
The book shows the defficenceis of England before WW1.
Overall it is the most boring book i have ever read.