Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version is a one-act play about an unpopular schoolmaster who, faced with the collapse of his career and marriage, snatches. The Browning Version – A Play in One Act has ratings and 22 reviews. Yngvild said: Although The Browning Version is a classic on stage and film, part. Retiring teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris is also on the verge of divorce.

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It moved me to tears, actually, but then again I’m probably over sensative. Anneka rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Renuka D rated it did not like it Mar 10, I prefer The Deep Blue Sea to this but it’s still a great play.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sharmistha rated it did not like it Jan 20, Vesrion Greek text that appears on the blackboard in Crocker-Harris’s classroom is from the Agamemnon.

It browming directed by Anthony Asquith and starred Michael Redgrave. From the beginning he was unsure of their affair but he didn’t terdnce an attempt to end it before or rather he did but it was overlooked by Millie. Works by Terence Rattigan. I liked Andrew because there was a very meaningful side to him, the fact that his heart was already broken and still people made versuon attempt to cure it using mere medicines, the fact that how all students and teachers misinterpreted him – his thoughts, his actions, his feelings, how he was always suspected of being a human without soul and how he didn’t appreciate people liking him.

The Browning Version

Retrieved 31 October — via National Library of Australia. To do that, I need to make the ancient Mediterranean world come alive in all its color and diversity.

Rattigan extends the screenplay far from his own rattigab play, which ends on Crocker-Harris’s tearful reaction to Taplow’s gift. In framing Crocker-Harris so adversely, Rattigan invites a certain villainy to his name.


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The Browning Version – A Play in One Act by Terence Rattigan

Nevertheless, I believe that at least some of us should learn Latin and Greek, and for those of us to choose to do so, we should learn it well. It respects friendship, a student – teacher relationship, trust, heartbreak, deceit and eccentricity for the characters portrayed in this play were no less than a mystery for all readers. John rated it liked it Jun 27, The core of the play is a standard love-triangle, where the cuckolded husband has his consolation prize of browniing love of one of his pupils snatched from him by his spiteful wife.

After all, the impression he gives is Rattigan liked to focus on the pitiless pitied; still, he had a great though now out of fashion talent for structure, style, character and conventional exposition.

It is what makes his plays so treence. Eric Portman originated the role on stage but turned down the film role. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a stab at the modern Clytemnestra and see her kill her husband with a word.

Jul 03, Damselindistress added it. Rattigan wrote the screenplay for the film and his classical knowledge contributes to plays on the Greek original. Open Preview See a Problem? He has been played by Eric Portman, Michael Redgrave, Albert Finney and others but few have got his essential character versiion right.

Both for the play itself and for this performance of it, listening to this version is an uplifting and powerful experience. English-language films films s drama films British films British drama films British black-and-white films Films about educators Versin films based on plays Films based on works by Terence Rattigan Films set in schools Films shot at Pinewood Studios Films directed by Anthony Asquith Screenplays by Terence Rattigan.


No doubt that everything that I wrote doesn’t not summarise what all is there in this short play – more than you would have believed. After all what aroused my interest in this play was the fact that though in the the starting Andrew was portrayed to be a man without soul, in the end we get to know that he was very much a human with soul and despite being disliked and losing interest in life, he was able to find his life back and attempted to start it from a scratch.

These interpretative layers and this sort of emotional nuance require the scholarly acumen Crocker-Harris demonstrates and tries to impart to versioh students, however flawed his pedagogical approach may be.

Of course, since the Agamemnon informs much of the play, there can be no redemption for Crocker-Harris.

The Browning Version (play) – Wikipedia

Quote image for “The Browning Version”. The Belles of St. Retrieved from ” https: This is a wonderful drama – kind of a Dead Poets Society where the drama is much more subtle and real. I caught hold of this play because a part of it was in our course and after reading that part I wasn’t quite satisfied. Merridee rated it it was ok Jan 03, I like the character of Andrew and Frank a lot. Rattigan and Asquith encountered a lack of enthusiasm from producers to turn the play into a film until they met Earl St John at Rank.

His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. The Browning Version is a British drama film based on the play of the same name by Terence Rattigan.