Terence Rattigan was one of the most popular British playwrights between 1945 and 1955, with a string of West End successes including 'The Winslow Boy', 'The Browning Version', 'The Deep Blue Sea' and 'Separate Tables'. After 1956, his reputation went into deep decline and he became for some the personification of all that was wrong with British theatre.
Over the next few weeks, this blog will be looking at a different 1945-68 playwright each week and recommending a particular play to read and comment upon. The first play is Rattigan's 'Separate Tables'. Is this two-hander still of interest today? Does it bear out Rattigan's contention that he was a dramatist who preferred to write about people rather than things (and if so, is this effective?)? What do you think about it?
Over to you!