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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His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Want tthe Read saving…. Trivia About After the Dance. It was also broadcast live for the first time, via the BBC’s red button. Just when you think there are no more surprises, those wily Brits have uncovered a forgotten play by one of their own, the late Sir Terence Rattigan.

After the Dance by Terence Rattigan. A second generation, more earnest, less fun, chides their elders for not being serious enough.

It has the element of everyone putting on a face so other people will not see what they are truly like, which is something all of us face every day. Its unrelieved bad cheer and continual unmaskings of everyone concerned and their most venal and most banal desires, leaves a bad taste in your mouth, rather like absinthe.

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Krystyna rated it really liked it Oct 29, dahce Dot Rooney rated it it was ok Aug 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This latest contribution to the Rattigan renaissance is a lavish new staging of a tragic satire that the writer disowned after its brief premiere run but has since been hailed as a major work.


This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat Opened, reviewed June 8, It was revived by the Oxford Stage Company in Would you like eattigan tell us about a lower price?

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October 6, Sold by: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Miranda Shutte rated it really liked it Sep 11, After the Dance opened in June to good reviews but closed early as the country’s mood changed, and it has been staged only rarely since. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With courtiers circling [ Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Janet rated it really liked it Oct 26, Get teeence Know Us. However, the revival of the play was a commercial and critical success with The Guardian ‘s theatre critic Michael Billington stating that Thea Sharrock ‘s production starring Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed that Rattigan is one of the “supreme dramatists of the 20th century”.

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The production opened in June to euphoric reviews, but only a month later the European crisis was darkening the national mood and audiences began to dwindle. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it rattigan second life. That’s my next gig! Mandy rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Webarchive template wayback links. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At a party they are holding, Joan is bruised by the clash between private agony and public joy and she kills herself.

Barbara rated it really liked it Jul 09, Premier Logo Created with Sketch. He was one of England’s most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. Quote image for “After the Dance”.

David and Joan Scott-Fowler were ‘ bright young things ‘ of the s, whose ambition is to treat everything as trivia and to live lives of pure sensation. Lists with This Book.

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Retrieved from ” https: Laurence Acter Award for Best Revival. 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. This is my absolute favourite play by Terence Rattigan.

Unfortunately, Joan does indeed love David very deeply and is trapped by her posture of carelessness.