is never easy, but the National Theatre’s production of Terence Rattigan’s seldom produced play “After the Dance” succeeds wonderfully. After the Dance by Terence Rattigan at the Lyttelton, National Theatre Seen briefly in the West End in , Rattigan’s play is a portrait of a. A Terence Rattigan play that closed early and was largely neglected for 70 years until its revival at the National Theatre emerged as the biggest.

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After the Dance by Terence Rattigan

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Beth rated it it was amazing Sep 13, In any case it was only a matter of time till someone dared put on a new production of “After the Dance,” a play so badly received in that Rattigan himself omitted it from his multi-volume Collected Plays. My favourite character is Joan because she is so personable about how showing your true self is frightening because who knows if they will actually love you and want you after that.

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A Terence Rattigan play that closed early and was largely neglected for 70 years until its revival at the National Rattigann emerged as the biggest winner at last night’s Olivier theatre awards. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. After the Dance by Terence Rattigan. Krystyna rated it really liked it Oct 29, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


With courtiers circling [ At a party they are holding, Joan is bruised by the clash between private agony and public joy and she kills herself. Trivia About After the Dance. The Belles of St. Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival. The play’s director, Thea Sharrock, said it had not been easy to get such a little-known play staged.

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Dot Rooney rated it it was ok Aug 17, Directed by Thea Sharrock. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Amazon Giveaway tattigan you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Unfortunately, Joan does indeed love David very deeply and is trapped by her posture of carelessness. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards?

Alison Scotchmer rated it really liked it Nov 12, Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Jan 24, Sara rated it it was amazing. Showing of 1 reviews. Lists with This Book. Quote image for “After the Dance”. Rattigan knew the highs and lows of show business, with giant successes and terrible flops, and his dancce of “well-made play” took a beating in the late 50s and 60s at the hands of the so-called Angry Young Men.


Just when you think there are no dxnce surprises, those wily Brits have uncovered a forgotten play by one of their own, the late Sir Terence Rattigan. Set up a giveaway.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The production seems to be doing better in London than it did on Broadway. He was one of England’s most popular mid twentieth century dramatists.

The Railway Children, which was performed at Waterloo station, won best entertainment. Retrieved from ” https: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Views Read Edit View rattitan. There are two generations in the play, one an older bohemian circle of “bright young things” no longer young or bright in the dirty 30s. Sondheim, who th 80 last year, was presented with the tue of a lifetime achievement award by Cameron Mackintosh and Angela Lansbury, while productions of his work also took prizes.

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