The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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Season: 1990-1991
The Browning Version
By  Terence Rattigan

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 a last shred of dignity when he receives an unexpected gift from a pupil.

The play is set in the sitting-room of Arthur Crocker-Harris, a classics teacher at a boys’ public school in the South of England, just as he is about to retire because of ill health. He is an unpopular teacher known for his strict discipline and stern lack of humour, and his younger wife Millie, embittered by his lack of passion and ambition, is having an affair with another teacher, Frank Hunter. But when John Taplow, a hitherto unremarkable pupil, makes Crocker-Harris a gift of a second-hand copy of Robert Browning’s translation of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, the unexpected gesture sets in motion a series of actions that force him to reflect on his past and confront his future.

The play was unanimously pr

CAST

Millie Crocker-Harris
Frank Hunter
Dr Frobisher
Peter gilbert
Mrs Gilbert
Andrew Crocker-Harris

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