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What Is There Beyond Hope? Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea (and The Browning Version)

I finally got around to watching Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version (1951), on the strong recommendation of trusted friends and Mbird co-contributors. I had seen the David Mamet-directed(!) version of Rattigan’s Winslow Boy many years ago, and it has always been one of my favorites. But The Browning Version blows it out of the water […]

A Brief Excerpt from Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea (1952)

Miller: … And you alone know how unequal the battle has always been that your will has had to fight.

Hester: ‘I tried to be good, and failed.’ Isn’t that the excuse all criminals make?

Miller: When they make it justly, it’s a just excuse.

Hester: Does it let them escape their sentence?

Miller: Yes, if the judge is fair — and not blind with hatred for the criminal — as you are for yourself.