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Love in Idleness

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Description for Love in Idleness Paperback. Publication coincides with a swelling tide of revivals to celebrate Rattigan's centenary. This edition also includes "Less Than Kind." Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 130 x 20. Weight in Grams: 285.
Love in Idleness is the third in Terence Rattigan's unofficial trilogy of war plays (after Flare Path and While the Sun Shines). It is published here alongside an earlier version of the play, Less Than Kind, which was never staged during Rattigan's lifetime. Michael, eighteen, returns to wartime London from schooling in Canada, brimming with youthful left-wing convictions. Reunited with his mother, he is alarmed as he begins to realise that she is the mistress of a leading member of the war cabinet. Sparks fly between the idealistic younger man and the pragmatic politician, while the mother ... Read more

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About Terence Rattigan
Sir Terence Rattigan was one of the most popular English 20th-century dramatists. His first play, First Episode, was produced in 1934; his best-known later works include After the Dance, Flare Path, The Browning Version and The Deep Blue Sea. Many of his plays have been adapted for film, and are frequently revived. He also served as an RAF tail gunner ... Read more

Reviews for Love in Idleness
'Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan'
'A universally relevant observation of parents and children and the problems of finding true, true love… a play well-worth rediscovering'
'A glorious – and rare – wartime Terence Rattigan play… turns on a sixpence from Chekhovian despair ... Read more

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