Ronnie Winslow, 14, returns to his upper class home having been dismissed in disgrace from his naval college on suspicion of stealing.
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: MIT Press
Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages a lawyer to challenge the Admiralty to prove the charges in court - but public opinion is very much against the Winslows, and each member of the family is suffering... Terence Rattigan's play The Winslow Boy was first produced (after a brief pre-London tour) at the Lyric Theatre, London, in May 1946. This edition includes an authoritative introduction by Dan Rebellato, a biographical sketch and a chronology.
established his heartthrob credentials as Mr Knightly in the film Emma (1996) and
starred in An Ideal Husband in the same year as he starred in The Winslow Boy.
Hardly an emaciated fop, Northam adds sex appeal and sophistication rather ...
Author: Toby Zinman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists –including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.
His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet's talents.
Author: David Mamet
Category: Performing Arts
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet's talents. The Spanish Prisoner, a neo-noir thriller about a research-and-development cog hoodwinked out of his own brilliant discovery, demonstrates Mamet's incomparable use of character in a dizzying tale of twists and mistaken identity. The Winslow Boy, Mamet's revisitation of Terence Rattigan's classic 1946 play, tells of a thirteen-year-old boy accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and the tug of war for truth that ensues between his middle-class family and the Royal Navy. Crackling with wit, intelligent and surprising, The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy celebrate Mamet's unique genius and our eternal fascination with the extraordinary predicaments of the common man.
Author: Linda Costanzo CahirPublish On: 2014-12-24
distinction, the ¡999 The Winslow Boy cuts, occasionally, to remote locales (a
newspaper o‡ce, the House of Commons, and the ... In contrast to the modern
tones and compositional values of Mamet's plays, the narrative structure of The Winslow Boy is classical. ... of manners—societal rules and norms; appearance
versus reality; the e›ects of alienation; and the value of drama not as “an attempt
to depict ...
Author: Linda Costanzo Cahir
Category: Performing Arts
For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors. Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader’s own individual responses to these productions. To this end, it focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. Individual chapters deal with the specific issues and difficulties raised by each of these genres, providing an overview backed up by case studies of specific film translations. Films and literary works receiving this treatment include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Lady Windemere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare’s Henry V. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for activities the film student or buff can use to enhance his or her appreciation and understanding of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
... Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), Noel Coward (1899-1973) and Terence
Rattigan - as well as the classics, which almost always meant Shakespeare.
Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy (1946) is based on a real lawsuit from 1908,
and in ...
Author: Caroline Merz
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Backgrounds to English literature
This title sets out the political developments of the period before looking at developments in drama and the British theatre, poetry and novel writing, popular culture and the American influence in all aspects of literature and the media.
Completing the volume are two one-act plays Harlequinade, a sustained joke against some well-worn theatrical conventions and The Browning Version which portrays a disliked classics master, Crocker-Harris on the point of retiring after ...
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Methuen Drama
''Few dramatists of this century have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan' (Guardian) Constantly revived on stage, radio and television, Rattigan's plays demonstrate their continuing power to hold and move audiences. This volume contains his best work from the thirties and forties, including his first play French Without Tears, about a group of bright young things attempting to learn French on the Riviera amid numerous distractions. The second play The Winslow Boy, based on an actual case, is the powerful, deliberately well-made drama of a father's attempts to clear his cadet son's name against the assembled might of Britain's naval establishment - the Admiralty. Completing the volume are two one-act plays Harlequinade, a sustained joke against some well-worn theatrical conventions and The Browning Version which portrays a disliked classics master, Crocker-Harris on the point of retiring after eighteen years of unsuccessful teaching 'well up there among the dozen greatest plays written in this country this century.' (The Spectator) 'Terence Rattigan is the English Tennessee Williams. He maps out the same fatal divorce between the spiritual and the physical, the same drama of lost souls and misdirected lusts, of people stranded with their frustrations, blasted by guilt and reaching out for rescue that they know full well will fail' (Sunday Times)''
Geoffrey Wansell is vice president of the Terence Rattigan Society: www.theterencerattigansociety.co.uk
Author: Geoffrey Wansell
Publisher: Oberon Books
Category: Literary Criticism
The greatest plays of Terence Rattigan (1911-77) - including The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy - are now established classics. There have been regular revivals of his work, including recent productions in the West End, at Chichester Festival Theatre and by the Peter Hall Company. From the heady days of Rattigan's early success to the darker days of his decline in popularity, Wansell paints a captivating portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical lights. Geoffrey Wansell is vice president of the Terence Rattigan Society: www.theterencerattigansociety.co.uk
... was first produced for the theatre in 1948 and has enjoyed, along with his other
plays (e.g. The Winslow Boy ), ... charge of distorting classical texts “
problematised by a cultural and academic history that favours words over images
Author: R. Barton Palmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of essays offers the first comprehensive treatment of British and American films adapted from modern British plays. Offering insights into the mutually profitable relationship between the newest performance medium and the most ancient. With each chapter written by an expert in the field, Modern British Drama on Screen focuses on key playwrights of the period including George Bernard Shaw, Somerset Maugham, Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and John Osborne and the most significant British drama of the past century from Pygmalion to The Madness of George III. Most chapters are devoted to single plays and the transformations they underwent in the move from stage to screen. Ideally suited for classroom use, this book offers a semester's worth of introductory material for the study of theater and film in modern Britain, widely acknowledged as a world center of dramatic productions for both the stage and screen.
1 x 90 min Janet Suzman stars in Future Past . . . . . . as does Rowena Cooper ,
also in The Winslow Boy D : DRAMA Plays ... of this month ' s Plays Of The Week
are classic works and favourites on school drama syllabuses around the world .
A tautly written one - act play , The Browning Version has the severity of a classical tragedy , its action unfolding over a ... The progression of this theme can
be traced from The Winslow Boy to The Browning Version and even to dramas
such as ...
The Winslow Boy was in almost every respect a surprising play : surprising for its
date , surprising from its author . ... All the pieces of the classic well - made play ,
the realistic drawing - room problem play , all fall here perfectly into place , and ...
WINSLOW BOY , THE , a play in four acts by TERENCE RATTIGAN , published
and produced in 1946 . ... It is a hortatory play about democracy ; despite its
domestic setting it conveys the excitement of courtroom drama . ... devoted to the
exaltation of men , " and attributing the greatness of classic tragedy to its poetry (
the supreme " language of emotion ” ) , Anderson believed that poetry can best
Author: Myron Matlaw
Publisher: New York : Dutton
Covering 80 countries, 688 playwrights, 1,058 plays and drama terms.
Subject : Drama . Producer / Distributor : Paramount Home Video . ... 142 Tex
Avery ' s Screwball Classics 2 Media : Videocassette . Subject : Animation .
Producer / Distributor ... very impressive BBC Radio Drama Series . . . The Winslow Boy .
... Plays 2 : Vampire / The Glad Hand The Grass Widow / Sabina Methuen World Classics : Synge : The Complete Plays ... Separate Tables , The Winslow Boy ( all
by Terence Rattigan ) ; Drama Classics : Peer Gynt ( Ibsen / Kenneth McLeish ) ...
It is interesting to stress the fact that The Winslow Boy is based on a historical
incident that occurred in Great Britain before World War I . The ... He also
removed the religious aspect from the family ' s struggle to keep his focus on the “ drama of injustice and of a little man ' s dedication to setting ... See The Winslow Boy , http : / / www . sonypictures . com / classics / winslowboy / synopsis /
thecase . html .
In Cinema : Battles of Wit : “ The Winslow Boy . ' ” In Theater 83 ( 26 April 1999 ) ...
Comparative Drama 34 . 1 ( Spring 2000 ) : 115 - 18 ... Winslow Man : David
Mamet Meets Terence Rattigan in New Adaptation of Theatre Classic . ” Film
The Winslow Boy " ( adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott from the play by Terrence
Rattigan ] ( 11 - 13 - 58 Thursday 9 : 30 ... and Audrey Gellen from the James M .
Barrie comedy classic ; directed by Robert Mulligan ( 1 - 28 - 59 Wednesday 9 ...
Author: Larry James Gianakos
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
For more than a decade, Gianakos' comprehensive chronicles of American television dramatic programming have been considered classic references. Following a descriptive and critical review for each period, an exhaustive Days and Times section includes detailed listings for all dramatic specials. Program sections for all seasons provide writer and director credits. This is the second volume of the 6-volume series.
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often the more difficult . ... Not that ' Hancock ' that The Winslow Boy never had a
chance to do . is not stylized : but it is a styliza An elegant performance , by the
way , from ... second worked and the first didn't . and considers that the classics
are at What one may call the ' high - lights best refined detective drama . factor ' is
Children . Animated . 30 mins . ( Winnie the Pooh Classic Stories Ser . ) . CC ( J )
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Foreign Films Great Britain . B & W . 112 mins . Robert Donat , Cedric Hardwicke