Terence Rattigan | Critical Review by Jeremy Kingston

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Critical Review by Jeremy Kingston

SOURCE: Kingston, Jeremy. A review of Flare Path. The Times, London (23 February 2002): 10.

In the following review, Kingston offers a favorable assessment of the revival of Flare Path.

Cliches can attach themselves like the proverbial burrs to a playwright whose work dips out of fashion, and sometimes they continue to cling to him even when his work is climbing back into popularity. Terence Rattigan's reputation is still firmly linked to the idea of the stiff upper lip, where tongue-tied upper-middle-class characters find themselves unable to express what grieves them to similarly tongue-tied upper-middle-class characters. There is the element of truth in this perception, but for his earlier plays it is unfair. French Without Tears, his first hit, was a famously long-running comedy, though the current revival at the Northcott, Exeter, seems to be the first in a long time.

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