Tom Stoppard Plays 1

The Real Inspector Hound, Dirty Linen, Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth & After Magritte

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Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The plays in this collection reveal in combination the 'frivolous' and 'serious' aspects of Tom Stoppard's talent: his sense of fun, his sense of theatre, his sense of the absurd, and his gifts for parody and satire. The author rounds off his brief introduction, giving the genesis of each piece, with the comment: 'The role of the theatre is much debated (by almost nobody, of course), but the thing defines itself in practice first and foremost as a recreation. This seems satisfactory'. Leading off is The Real Inspector Hound, the ultimate country-house whodunnit; Dirty Linen moves a Whitehall farce to Parliament Square; Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth subverts Shakespeare; and After Magritte explains the inexplicable.

Tom Stoppard

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Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Tom Stoppard: Plays 5

Aracadia, The Real Thing, Night & Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood

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Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571197515

Category: Drama

Page: 593

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Plays Five: Arcadia The Real Thing Night & Day Indian Ink Hapgood 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. Arcadia received the Evening Standard, the Oliver, and the Critics Awards and The Real Thing won a Tony Award.

Voyage

The Coast of Utopia Play 1

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Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571322476

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Voyage is the first part of Tom Stoppard's trilogy The Coast of Utopia, an epic but also intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. Beginning in 1833, Voyage takes up the story of the future anarchist Michael Bakunin when his stage was still Premukhino, the Bakunin family estate, and Moscow under the repressive rule of Tsar Nicolas I, and when Michael and his four sisters, like many upper-class Russians of their generation, were in the thrall of German idealistic philosophy. 'I knew there were families,' remarks his friend, the brilliant young critic Vissarion Belinsky. 'I come from a family. But I had no idea.' But family life, with its passionate ties and conflagrations, all in the cause of exalted love and idealism, is left behind for ever when Michael at the age of twenty-six sets sail for Germany, waved goodbye by his newest friend, the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russian history, Alexander Herzen: the move from pure thought to revolutionary action is on the horizon.

Tom Stoppard’s Plays

Patterns of Plenitude and Parsimony

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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.

Tom Stoppard Plays 2

The Dissolution of Dominic Boot; 'M' is for Moon Among Other Things; If You're Glad I'll Be Frank; Albert's Bridge; Where Are They Now?; Artist Descending a Staircase; The Dog It Was That Died; In the Native State; On 'Dover Beach'

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Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571297579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This second collection of work by Tom Stoppard contains his radio plays, which complement (and sometimes prefigure) his work for the stage. The volume includes In the Native State, which became the stage play Indian Ink. Also in this volume are The Dissolution of Dominic Boot, 'M' is for Moon Among Other Things, If You're Glad I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died and an introduction by the author. This new edition contains the previously unpublished radio play, On 'Dover Beach'.

The Play Within the Play

The Performance of Meta-theatre and Self-reflection

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Author: Gerhard Fischer,Bernhard Greiner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 460

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The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic ofthe play within the play. The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device, not only in terms of its original meta-theatrical setting – from the baroque idea of atheatrum mundi onward to contemporary examples of postmodern self-referential dramaturgy – but also with regard to a variety of different generic applications, e.g. in narrative fiction, musical theatre and film. The authors, internationally recognized specialists in their respective fields, draw on recent debates in such areas as postcolonial studies, game and systems theories, media and performance studies, to analyze the specific qualities and characteristics ofthe play within the play: as ultimate affirmation of the 'self' (the 'Hamlet paradigm'), as a self-reflective agency of meta-theatrical discourse, and as a vehicle of intermedial and intercultural transformation. The challenging study, with its underlying premise of play as a key feature of cultural anthropology and human creativity, breaks new ground by placingthe play within the play at the centre of a number of intersecting scholarly discourses on areas of topical concern to scholars in the humanities.

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Bucking the Postmodern

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Author: Daniel Keith Jernigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786465328

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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"While much of Tom Stoppard's early work is postmodern, the remainder of his career essentially tracks backward from there--becoming "late modernist" in the 1970s and fully modernist in the 80s and 90s. This pattern also makes sense of Stoppard's recent and uncharacteristic foray into dramatic realism"--