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The Browning Version Essay

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Fleming offers praise for The Browning Version, admiring both the dramatic merits of Rattigan's text and the skill of this particular production.

Mr. Rattigan offers two longish one-act plays, sharply contrasting in mood and method, and this novel formula for an evening's entertainment is such a complete success that one wonders why nobody ever thought of it before. In Tonight at 8.30 Mr. Coward's playbill included three short plays, but three is a team just long enough to have a tail, a litter just large enough to have a runt, and it was a virtual certainty that one of them would disappoint, however slightly. Mr. Rattigan does not run the risk of overtaxing either his own or his actors' versatility, and Playbill can be commended without reservations.

The first half of it, The Browning Version, is a psychological study of great strength and poignance. Crocker-Harris, a classical master at...

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