Terence Rattigan | Critical Review by Alvin Klein

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Critical Review by Alvin Klein

SOURCE: Klein, Alvin. “An Esoteric Rattigan Play That Wants to Entertain.” New York Times (21 October 2001): 10.

In the following positive review of While the Sun Shines, Klein asserts that “the production is charming, not unfunny and quaint enough to be endearing.”

Presenting a play by the British playwright Terence Rattigan, whose glory days were from 1936 to 1956, is a long shot. This is because Rattigan's works are better known to American audiences as period pieces, the last vestige of British theater convention.

This is true even of his Broadway hits, like The Winslow Boy (1946). Even The Deep Blue Sea, his masterpiece by English critical consensus, was dismissed in its 1952 Broadway staging, as was a recent revival at the Roundabout Theater Company. But Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown is opening its season with an obscure...

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