The Winslow Boy

The Winslow Boy Just filmed by David Mamet starring Nigel Hawthorne and Jeremy Northam The Winslow Boy is based on the real life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five shilling postal

  • Title: The Winslow Boy
  • Author: Terence Rattigan
  • ISBN: 9781854594679
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just filmed by David Mamet, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Jeremy Northam, The Winslow Boy is based on the real life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five shilling postal order An eminent and initially unsympathetic QC takes on the case, and the boy has to withstand the full might of the Royal Naval Establishment seeking to discredit him.

    The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy May , Neil North, who played the First Lord of the Admiralty in this adaptation, played Ronnie Winslow in the first adaptation, The Winslow Boy See The Winslow Boy Nov , The Winslow Boy Drama Romance Following the theft of a postal order, a fourteen year old cadet is expelled from Naval College To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might the Admiralty. The Winslow Boy Rotten Tomatoes The Winslow Boy might be triumph of style over substance, but sometimes, like in this case, style is what separates good from bad films. Watch The Winslow Boy Prime Video The Winslow Boy When a young boy claims he was expelled for something he didn t do, his father sacrifices everything to defend his family s honor Based on Terence Rattigan s celebrated play, adapted and directed byDavid Mamet. The Winslow Boy Nigel Hawthorne, Gemma Jones Oct , Many thought The Winslow Boy was an odd choice of material for David Mamet It was originally a Terence Rattigan play from , taken from a true incident in England in about a boy, , discharged from Royal Naval College for allegedly stealing and cashing a five shilling postal order The boy s father, Arthur Winslow Nigel Hawthorne , mounts a lengthy and expensive legal campaign The Winslow Boy Study Guide Literature Guide LitCharts The Winslow Boy is a technically precise work that follows the principles of the well made play a tight form that begins with a piece of crucial information withheld from one of the characters in this case Ronnie s expulsion, hidden from Arthur The well made play also makes frequent use of letters as ways to bring about plot twists or climaxes, which is evident both in the Ronnie s expulsion letter and in the

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    1. In 1908, a British boy of about 14, George Archer Shee [a double last name, and pronounced "Shay"], from a respectable but not rich family, was expelled from the Osborne Naval College after being falsely accused of stealing a five-shilling postal money order from a fellow cadet. (The administrators assumed his guilt and made no real attempt to investigate.) He and his family maintained his innocence, convinced one of England's leading lawyers to take the case, and brought suit against the Admira [...]

    2. This excellent stage play is based on an actual incident in the Edwardian era, which took place at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, England. Before he took the case, the barrister who was to represent him subjected the boy to questioning to test his story, only accepting once he had satisfied himself of the boy's innocence.The theme of the lawsuit was "Let Right be Done" which recognizes the operative principle that what is legal does not mean it is right.If Sir Robert Morton were to appear in [...]

    3. From BBC Radio 4 Extra:"It is easy to do justice - very hard to do right".Let Right Be Done. A father battles to prove the innocence of his son, accused of stealing a postal order at his Edwardian naval college. His stubborn quest sparks reverberations at the House of Commons.Stars Michael Aldridge as Arthur Winslow, Pauline Letts as Grace Winslow, Sarah Badel as Catherine Winslow, MichaeI Maloney as Dickie Winslow, John McAndrew as Ronnie Winslow and Nicholas Courtney as the Attorney-General.Ad [...]

    4. اول عمل اقرأه لتيرنس راتيجانتدور الاحداث حول طفل يتهم زورا بالسرقه واب يناضل لاثبات براءه ابنهودع الحق يأخذ مجراه كان شعار القضيهتضحى الاخت بخطيبها الذى تحب فى سبيل نصره اخيها ويظهر الخطيب ضعيف الشخصيه امام والدهيوقف الاخ ااكبر تعليمه ع مضض منه ف سبيل توفير النقود للقضيهوي [...]

    5. I was about 13 when I read The Winslow Boy. Ever since then the courthouse is a dreadful place, and I believe it was from the fear that I developed as I went through various motions with the young Winslow. Great read for all ages.

    6. Excerpt -- Best. Repartee. EverTHERINEFather, I've been a foolTHURHave you, my dear?CATHERINEAn utter foolTHURIn default of further information, I can only repeat: Have you, my dear?CATHERINEThere can be no further information. I'm under a pledge of secrecy.

    7. I really enjoyed reading this play! The story was interesting and filled with witty dialogue, a strong cast of characters, an interesting and thought provoking subject and all in a relatively short script.

    8. What a beautiful play about family, loyalty and sacrifice. It made me cry a number of times throughout. Catherine is an amazing woman - strong minded, powerful, self assured, confident, and yet feels so deeply without letting her emotions take over or cloud her judgement. And I wish I had an Arthur in my life to advocate for me as he does for Ronnie. Even the sacrifice Sir Robert makes is entirely unexpected and yet so touching, for a case that could be considered so trivial but for the purpose [...]

    9. I don't have many words for this. I'm actually speechless. With this book, we get an insight in how people lived during those times, and what happens to a boy living during that time. It's beautiful.

    10. Justice Be Done Great play and both movies. Entertaining on the issue of justice. Is it truly in the public interest to sacrifice individual rights on occasion in the name of public good? "Let right be done."

    11. Apparently this was meant to be really revolutionary when it was first performed but I don’t think it’s stood the test of time. I even went to see a performance last night and I still found it pretty boring

    12. Premiered in 1946, The Winslow Boy is based on an actual incident, in which fourteen-year-old Ronnie Winslow (John McAndrew) is falsely accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order, and expelled from the Royal Naval College. Eventually his name is cleared, but only after the intervention of eminent QC Sir Robert Morton (Aubrey Woods), who takes the case to the House of Commons and the High Court. The play celebrates the Winslow family's fight for justice, as they are prepared to sacrifice ev [...]

    13. I’m having to pace myself on Terence Rattigan’s plays, because, after reading my first one earlier this summer, I want to devour his entire oeuvre immediately. As it is, I’m trying to limit myself to one play a month (although that play is usually read in one sitting).The Winslow Boy did not help my fascination. If anything, it made it worse. Centering on a comfortable if not wealthy British family in the years before WWI, the play opens with the cosseted younger son expelled from school f [...]

    14. I remember seeing the 1999 film version of The Winslow Boy some years back and liking it, but for some reason reading the original play impressed me even more, though the film was a faithful adaptation. Perhaps it's the structure of the play that's more dramatic, or perhaps there's simply more to it that I didn't recall from the film. The characters and the pre-WWI setting are alive on the page, the play itself an absorbing and thought-provoking study of justice and the cost of standing for conv [...]

    15. This is a great play - I love the family interactions throughout the story. The subtleness of the character study may make the plot seem a bit slow, but the point of the play is the people, not the action. It has a great message, but without being heavy-handed about it.FYI - David Mamet's movie is a fantastic version, and stays very true to Rattigan's play. Definitely worth checking out if you enjoyed reading the original.

    16. so glad this wasn't the book i thought i was reading. after the first 10 pgs or so i was settling in for a moby dick-type plot, family is destroyed by father's quest for justice blah blah. i kept thinking, why can't this be about kate instead. and then it kind of was. and then i thought, she needs to lose that fiance and go into politics herself. AND SHE DID. this almost never happens. i'm so happy.

    17. The stress of taking up a book reading challenge is a bit too much!The stress got to me so much that last night it came to me in a dream that this book had been prescribed in school and i had read it! I am fudging the date so as to keep up with my challenge. :PA faint memory of it being a nice readable read is all that persists

    18. Who knew that justice at a military school for boys could be arbitrary?The expositional telephone conversation at the start of the last scene was pretty bad. Sort of: "Hello? Yes? The same, five months later? A stifling hot afternoon in June – nearly two years less one month since the boy's dismissal from Osborne?"

    19. Suggested by a friend; found it 'veddy British'. I could hardly find the love story, it was so restrained. As a whole, though, rather like a bonsai: small and perfect. Then saw movie, directed by David Mamet (fast, furious, frequently foul-mouthed American!!!), and it was also lovely and also restrained. Four stars to each!

    20. I was made to read this at school, I don't know why because it had no relevance in the 1980s. I suspect it had been put on my school's reading list when it was first published and no-one ever thought to remove it. Besides which it's grim and boring. I hope modern children don't have to endure the same experience.

    21. I've really enjoyed this Rattigan's play! He touched so many issues and relationships between man and woman or parents and children, sacrifices for justice. Also such a inspiring and strong characters! Story filled with so many emotions! The interesting reading indeed.

    22. Interesting pre WW1 drama about a boy accused of stealing a postal order and his fathers campaign for justice. Compelling story but could have made more of the supporting characters side stories and the knock onn effect of the case other than the father and son :)

    23. Was it just my imagination or did my Standard Grade English teacher really pick this drama about a stolen five-shilling postal order over Shakespeare??

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