Terence Rattigan | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Benedict Nightingale

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Critical Review by Benedict Nightingale

SOURCE: Nightingale, Benedict. “Upper Lips Stiff and Wooden.” The Times, London (8 March 1995): 28.

In the following negative review, Nightingale finds the 1995 London revival of In Praise of Love dated yet poignant.

Terence Rattigan based this touching play [In Praise of Love] on his observation of Rex Harrison as Kay Kendall succumbed to leukaemia. Had so self-absorbed a husband started behaving in a considerate, outgoing way, Kendall would have guessed that her sickness was more serious than anybody admitted, so the rows continued as normal. After one ferocious bust-up, Harrison actually threw the terminally ill woman's clothes out of her hotel suite, then locked the door on her. “You wouldn't tell me I'm not dying if I were, would you?” she asked as she lay in hospital. “Of course...

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