Arnold Wesker reads two letters from Terence Rattigan

18th June 2011

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Sir Arnold Wesker reads private letters from Terence Rattigan. Currently enjoying the successful revival of his play Chicken Soup with Barley at the Royal Court, Arnold Wesker reads two letters of admiration sent to him at the time of the original production from Terence Rattigan. Excerpt from an interview with John Nathan, 16 June 2011.

It doesn’t matter what Ken Tynan says. It doesn’t matter what the Daily Worker says. It does matter what Aunt Edna and I say and we both agree that you have the markings of a very fine dramatist — not faint praise, Ibsen-class. Yours sincerely, Terence Rattigan.