Rattigan, Sir Terence (Mervyn)

Rattigan, Sir Terence (Mervyn)

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(born June 10, 1911, London, Eng.—died Nov. 30, 1977, Hamilton, Bermuda) British playwright. After writing two comedies, he won acclaim for the drama The Winslow Boy (1946; film, 1948). His best-known work, Separate Tables (1955; film, 1958), explores the isolation created by rigidly imposed social conventions. His other plays include The Browning Version (1948), Ross (1960), and A Bequest to the Nation (1970). He wrote screenplays for the film adaptations of his plays and for The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) and Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969).

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