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Cause Celebre - Full Length Play, Drama

Cause Celebre

Terence Rattigan

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Full Length Play, Drama

15m, 5f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573110597

"No one alive writes with such understanding of sexual love or with such profound pity for its victims." - Daily Telegraph, London

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Full Length Play

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A woman on trial with her 20 years younger lover for the murder of her husband creates the title drama in this incendiary recreation of the infamous case of Alma Rattenbury and 18 year-old George Percy Stoner. In 1935, when accused of murdering her husband in their Bournemouth home, the headlines created an early tabloid sensation as woman and boy both take the blame, while sexual freedom is cast in sharp relief against the the stifling morality of post-Victorian England. From the celebrated author of Separate Tables and The Browning Version, Cause Celebre will be revived at London's Old Vic in Spring 2011.
"No one alive writes with such understanding of sexual love or with such profound pity for its victims." - Daily Telegraph, London
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15m, 5f, 1boy(s)

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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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