(Alfred Hickling’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/4.)

If the Tempest provides the greatest analysis of the moral and social disorder of a storm, the Winslow Boy is the most searching example of the same principles confined to a teacup. Basing the plot on a true story, Terence Rattigan dramatised the case of a young naval cadet whose wrongful conviction for theft of a five-shilling postal order is pursued through the highest court in the land.


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