Tom Stoppard Plays 5

The Real Thing; Night & Day; Hapgood; Indian Ink; Arcadia

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301177

Category: Drama

Page: 608

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This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language. The collection includes The Real Thing, Night & Day, Hapgood, Indian Ink and Arcadia, about which the reviewer for the Daily Telegraph said 'I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece'.
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The Real Thing

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802188877

Category: Drama

Page: 97

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The Real Thing is one of Tom Stoppard’s most enduring and highly acclaimed dramatic works, first performed in 1982 at The Strand Theatre in London, starring Felicity Kendal and Roger Rees. The Real Thing begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage written by her husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing? Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature—and the mystery—of love, creating a multi-toned play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Real Thing is brilliant and heartfelt, an extraordinary theatrical exploration of marriage, fidelity, and the creative life.
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The Theatre of Tom Stoppard

Author: Anthony Jenkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379748

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Despite their box-office success, Tom Stoppard's plays have sometimes aroused academic hostility, his critics accusing Stoppard of cold intellectualism or frivolous showmanship. The purpose of this study is to examine the special problem of Stoppard's use of humor and games in conveying serious ideas. As an actor and director, Anthony Jenkins is concerned not just with the literary merit of Stoppard's plays, but also with the way they are written and shaped by the formal conventions particular to the media of stage, radio, and television. This book studies the stage space of each play as well as the actor's pauses and inner emotions. As a lecturer on drama, Jenkins follows Stoppard's career chronologically so that the radio and television plays are woven in with, and support various claims concerning, the major stage works. Unlike similar critical analyses of Stoppard's theater, this volume discusses all the latest plays, including The Real Thing, The Dog It Was That Died, and Squaring the Circle.
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The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard

Author: Katherine E. Kelly,Kelly Katherine E.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521645928

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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Companion to the work of playwright Tom Stoppard who also co-authored screenplay of Shakespeare in Love.
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“The Real Thing”

Essays on Tom Stoppard in Celebration of his 75th Birthday

Author: William Baker

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443849022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 305

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With a writing career spanning over half a century and encompassing media as diverse as conferences, radio, journalism, fiction, theatre, film, and television, Tom Stoppard is probably the most prolific and significant living British dramatist. The critical essays in this volume celebrating Stoppard’s 75th birthday address many facets of Stoppard’s work, both the well-known, such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare in Love, as well as the relatively critically neglected, including his novel Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon and his short stories, “The Story,” “Life, Times: Fragments,” and “Reunion.” The essays presented here analyze plays such as Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Real Thing, and Jumpers, Stoppard’s film adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun, his television adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End, and his stage adaptations of Chekhov’s plays Ivanov, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard, as well as his own theatrical trilogy on Russian history, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage, Shipwreck, and Salvage). Also included is an interview with Tom Stoppard on the 16 November 1982 debut of his play The Real Thing at Strand Theatre, London, and a detailed account of the Stoppard holdings in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. From his fascination with Shakespeare and other historical figures (and time periods) to his exploration of the connection between poetic creativity and scholarship to his predilection for word play, verbal ambiguity and use of anachronism, Stoppard’s work is at once insightful and wry, thought-provoking and entertaining, earnest and facetious. The critical essays in this volume hope to do justice to the brilliant complexity that is Tom Stoppard’s body of work.
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A Separate Peace

A Play in One Act

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 0573625131

Category: English drama

Page: 30

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Tom Stoppard in Conversation

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065615

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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British playwright Tom Stoppard in his own words
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Conversations with Stoppard

Author: Tom Stoppard,Mel Gussow

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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Included in this slender volume are 11 fascinating conversations that Mel Gussow, a theater writer for the New York Times, had with the playwright Tom Stoppard over a period of 23 years. Mr. Gussow provides an apt framework within which to follow the shifts and starts of his subject's creative conceits.
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Tom Stoppard’s Plays

Patterns of Plenitude and Parsimony

Author: Nigel Purse

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004319654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

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In Tom Stoppard’s Plays: Patterns of Plenitude and Parsimony Nigel Purse offers a unique appraisal, on a thematic basis, of all Stoppard’s plays by identifying key patterns and uncovering at the heart of Stoppard’s theatrical plenitude the principle of parsimony.
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