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After the Dance

After the Dance

Terence Rattigan

ISBN: 9781854592170

First seen in 1939 but then largely ignored until a 1994 BBC production, After the Dance is regarded as one of the great, lost plays of the 20th century. As interest in Rattigan has revived so too has the play's reputation and it is now considered by man

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As the world races towards catastrophe, a crowd of Mayfair socialites parties its way to oblivion. At its centre is David, who idles away his sober moments researching a futile book until the beautiful Helen decides to save him, shattering his marriage and learning too late the depth of both David's indolence and his wife's undeclared love. But with finances about to crash and humanity on the brink of global conflict, the drink keeps flowing and the revellers dance on. Both an insightful, witty critique of a generation and a profound dissection of the depths of human emotion, After the Dance will be given a major revival at London's National Theatre in May 2010 as part of the ongoing celebrations of the centenary of Rattigan's birth.
Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan

Sir Terence Rattigan (1911-1977) was a dramatist who wrote some of the most memorable and important plays of the twentieth century. His career as a successful dramatist ran from the opening of his first adult work on the London stage in 1933, First Episode, written with a friend while he was still an undergraduate at Oxford, until his death shortly after the London opening of his last completed ... view full profile

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