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When the National Theatre needed a last-minute substitute for a canceled production of As You Like It, Kenneth Tynan decided to stage Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a work by an unfamiliar author that had received discouraging notices from provincial critics at its Edinburgh Festival debut. mostrar mais Of course, the play, when it opened in April 1967, met with universal acclaim. In New York the next year, it was chosen best play by the Drama Critics Circle. In such an unlikely way, Tom Stoppard came to light. Born in Czechoslovakia, a country he left (for Singapore) when he was an infant, he began his literary career as a journalist in Bristol, where play reviewing led to playwriting. After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Stoppard's reputation suffered through the production of a number of minor works, whose intellectual preoccupations were shrugged off by reviewers: Enter a Free Man (1968; "an adolescent twinge of a play," N.Y. Times), The Real Inspector Hound (1968; "lightweight," N.Y. Times), and After Magritte. But in the 1970s, the initial enthusiasms aroused by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were more than vindicated by the production of two full-length plays, Jumpers (1974) and the antiwar play Travesties (1975), whose immense verbal and theatrical inventiveness made them absolute successes on both sides of the Atlantic. Stoppard's method from the start has been to contrive explanations for highly unlikely encounters---of objects (the ironing board, old lady, and bowler hat of After Magritte), characters (Joyce, Lenin, and Tzara in Travesties), and even plays (Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, and The Real Thing, 1982). In the 1970s, Tynan called for Stoppard---as a Czech and as an artist---to engage himself politically. But although political subjects have since found their way into pieces from Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1977) to Squaring the Circle (1985), politics and art seem to have become just two more of the playwright's irreconcilables, which meet, but never join, in the logical frames of his comedy. The presence of political material---such as the Lenin sections that nearly ruin the second part of Travesties---has occasionally strained the structure of the plays. But in The Real Thing Stoppard is comfortable enough with the satire on art and activism to bring a third subject, love, into the mix. Stoppard has acknowledged his Eastern European heritage nonpolitically, in a series of adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler (see Vol. 2), Johann Nestroy, and Ferenc Molnar. (Bowker Author Biography) Tom Stoppard is the author of many plays, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, and The Invention of Love. He lives in London. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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(dut) The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.


Obras por Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966) 7,996 exemplares
Arcadia (1993) 2,718 exemplares
Travesties (1974) 1,004 exemplares
The Real Thing (1982) 738 exemplares
The Invention of Love (1997) 712 exemplares
Jumpers (1972) 622 exemplares
Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 500 exemplares
Tom Stoppard Plays 5 (1978) 418 exemplares
Brazil [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 360 exemplares
The Real Inspector Hound (1976) 321 exemplares
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play (2006) 313 exemplares
Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay (1998) 291 exemplares
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon (1966) 236 exemplares
Hapgood (1988) 201 exemplares
Indian Ink (1995) 194 exemplares
Night and Day (1978) 178 exemplares
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 146 exemplares
Rashomon; A Drama in Two Acts (1959) 122 exemplares
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Director — 119 exemplares
Anna Karenina [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 115 exemplares
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (1979) 114 exemplares
Enter a Free Man (1968) 112 exemplares
On the Razzle (1981) 104 exemplares
Leopoldstadt (2020) 98 exemplares
Tom Stoppard Plays 4 (1999) 96 exemplares
Artist Descending a Staircase (1973) 90 exemplares
The Hard Problem (2015) 79 exemplares
After Magritte (1971) 70 exemplares
Conversations with Stoppard (1995) 68 exemplares
Enigma [2001 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 66 exemplares
Rough Crossing (1985) 64 exemplares
The Russia House [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 54 exemplares
Albert's Bridge and Other Plays (1977) 52 exemplares
Albert's Bridge (1969) 37 exemplares
In the Native State (1991) 33 exemplares
Squaring the Circle (1985) 32 exemplares
If You're Glad I'll be Frank (1976) 30 exemplares
Four Plays for Radio (1985) 25 exemplares
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplares
Darkside (2013) 14 exemplares
A Separate Peace (1977) 14 exemplares
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplares
Despair [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplares
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (2018) 8 exemplares
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 7 exemplares
Professional Foul (1979) 6 exemplares
Tom Stoppard Radio Plays (2012) 5 exemplares
Three Men in a Boat [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 4 exemplares
The Dissolution of Dominic Boot (2012) 4 exemplares
Where Are They Now? 4 exemplares
The Boundary (1991) 4 exemplares
Galileo 3 exemplares
Modern One-act Plays (1993) 3 exemplares
Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land (1976) 3 exemplares
The Hard Problem [theatre programme] — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
New-Found-Land 1 exemplar
Teeth 1 exemplar
Cahoot's Macbeth 1 exemplar
Dogg's Hamlet 1 exemplar
Neutral Ground 1 exemplar
TOPLU OYUNLARI 3 1 exemplar
Travesties [theatre programme] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Hapgood ; Rock and roll (2007) 1 exemplar
Tm Oyunlar II 1 exemplar
Dirty Linen 1 exemplar
La invención del amor (2000) 1 exemplar
Penelope (2022) 1 exemplar
TOPLU OYUNLARI 1 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Cherry Orchard (1904) — Adapter, algumas edições1,595 exemplares
The Seagull (1896) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,116 exemplares
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Ivanov (1969)algumas edições167 exemplares
Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts (2001) — Introdução — 157 exemplares
Largo Desolato (1987) — Tradutor, algumas edições147 exemplares
Henry IV (1922) — Tradutor, algumas edições120 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Undiscovered Country (1911) — Tradutor, algumas edições72 exemplares
What's Your Story? Postcard Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Doing It: Five Performing Arts (2001) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Writers under Siege: Voices of Freedom from around the World (2007) — Prefácio — 19 exemplares
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Another Sky: Voices of Conscience from Around the World (2007) — Introdução — 14 exemplares
The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008 (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

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Straussler, Tomas
Stoppard, Tom
Outros nomes
Boot, William
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Zlín, Czechoslovakia
Locais de residência
Zlín, Czechoslovakia (birth)
Darjeeling, India
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Mount Hermon School
Dolphin School, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Pocklington School, Yorkshire, England, UK
Stoppard, Miriam (wife|divorced)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2000)
Western Daily Press (reporter ∙ critic)
Bristol Evening World (feature writer ∙ humor columnist ∙ drama critic)
BBC Radio
Shakespeare Schools Festival (mostrar todos 10)
Index on Censorship
Amnesty International
Committee Against Psychiatric Abuse
The London Library (president)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of Merit (2000)
Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1978)
Knight Bachelor (1997)
Royal Society of Literature (1972)
PEN Pinter prize (2013)
David Cohen Prize (2017) (mostrar todos 20)
John Whiting Award
Honorary Fellow, British Academy (2017)
PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award (2015)
America Award in Literature (2017)
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (2013)
American Theater Hall of Fame (1999)
Honorary doctorate, Yale University (2000)
Honorary degree, Cambridge University (2000)
Honorary Patronage, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin
The London Library (2002)
Tony Award (5x)
Laurence Olivier Award
Academy Award (1999)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award (2017)
Anthony Jones (PFD)

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Tom Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler to a Jewish family in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. With their parents Eugen Straussler, a doctor employed by the Bata shoe company, and Martha Becková, he and his brother fled the country in 1939 to escape Nazi occupation. \The family went to Singapore, where Bata had a factory. Tom, his mother and brother fled to Australia in 1941. Tom spent three years in a boarding school in Darjeeling, India. In 1945, his mother married Kenneth Stoppard. Tom attended the Dolphin School in Nottinghamshire, and later Pocklington School in Yorkshire. He left school at age 17 and began working as a journalist for the Western Daily Press in Bristol. IHe also wrote short radio plays and in 1960, moved to London and launched himself as a playwright with A Walk on the Water, later re-titled Enter a Free Man.
Nota de desambiguação
The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.



The parts of this I loved, I really loved, but. Fuck this was frustrating to read, because so much of this play is men being Very Wrong and ignoring the women around them being correct.
localgayangel | 53 outras críticas | Mar 5, 2024 |
Tom Stoppard, James Saunders, Harold Pinter
betty_s | Oct 16, 2023 |
I remember enjoying this when I read it in high school, assigned by our English teacher on the heels of reading, analyzing, and discussing Hamlet. I haven't read Hamlet since then, but still enjoyed the re-read of this farcical play. A few times I wished I'd better remembered some of the details of what it is set around, but it didn't detract from my reading too much.

These two bit characters who were sent to spy on Hamlet are now the focal point, while Hamlet, the king, queen, and others of that ilk merely intrude upon Rosencrantz & Guildenstern's musings. The quick wit, back and forth, and the foreshadowing of the event that the very title lends knowledge to, make this a fun, snappy read. It's also very meta from time to time, and doesn't take itself too seriously. I'm sure some of it went over my head, and if I'd read Hamlet more recently, I may have gotten more out of it. But I am still glad I read it again and refreshed my memory of why I think of this book fondly.… (mais)
Kristi_D | 89 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2023 |
I feel one must be in the mood
for moonlight and music and infinitude
to really enjoy this play.
But what do I know?

Entropically ironical,
chaotic and clever and Byronical,
and jolly and gay:
et in arcadia ego.
yarb | 53 outras críticas | Aug 2, 2023 |


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