After The Dance

Terence Rattigan(Nick Hern Books)

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Synopsis

Rattigan's attack on the moral vacuity of the 'bright young things' of the twenties and thirties, written between <i>French Without Tears</i> and <i>The Deep Blue Sea</i>.

David is a high-living, hard-drinking, successful writer involved with two women: his wife Joan and an earnest-minded younger woman, Helen.

When Joan commits suicide David considers following her but instead returns to a life of parties and drinking.

This edition includes an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.

'one of the supreme dramatists of the 20th century' - <i>Guardian</i>

'a harrowing critique of a period of heedless frivolity and a dazzling reminder of the strengths of Rattigan's writing' - <i>Evening Standard</i>

'a great and wonderful revelation... combines superb social comedy with shafts of powerful emotion' - <i>Telegraph</i>

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