Terence Rattigan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Geoffrey Wansell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Terence Rattigan.
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Critical Essay by Geoffrey Wansell

SOURCE: Wansell, Geoffrey. “A One-Hit Wonder?” In Terence Rattigan, pp. 120-31. London: Fourth Estate, 1995.

In the following essay, Wansell chronicles the successful staging of Rattigan's second British hit, Flare Path.

Me—who am as a nerve o'er which do creep

The else unfelt oppressions of this earth.

—Shelley, A Lament

The Lord Chamberlain's reader's report on ‘Flare Path, also known as Next of Kin’, observed that the play was ‘Mr Rattigan in a more serious mood’, and added, ‘I do not suppose there is anything secret in this play, but it should be vetted by the Air Ministry before a licence is granted.’ By the end of April both the Air Adviser to the Ministry of Information and the Lord Chamberlain had agreed...

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