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Title The Cambridge introduction to Tom Stoppard / William W . Demastes.
Author Demastes, William W., author.
Publication Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Copyright date ©2013
Description ix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call # 822 STOPPARD D
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-159) and index.
Contents Introduction: Stoppardianism -- Professional chronology -- 1. Stoppard: briefly, a life in the theatre -- 2. Keys to Stoppard's theatre -- 3. The breakthrough years -- 4. Playing with the stage -- 5. Science takes the stage -- 6. Love is in the air -- 7. Politics humanized -- Conclusion: the play's the thing -- Appendix: Stoppard's theatre: a summary -- Guide to further reading.
Summary "Tom Stoppard is widely considered to be one of the most important dramatists of contemporary theatre. In this Introduction, William Demastes provides an accessible overview of Stoppard's life and work, exploring all the complexity and variety that makes his drama so unique. Illustrated with images from a diverse range of Stoppard productions, the book provides clear evaluations of his major works, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, Arcadia and The Coast of Utopia, to provide the most up-to-date assessment available. Detailed chapters situate each play in the context of its sources, which include Shakespeare and contemporary existential thought, espionage, quantum physics, chaos theory, romanticism, landscape design, nineteenth-century European intellectual thought and European totalitarianism. The book also includes a section on Stoppard's Academy Award-winning film Shakespeare in Love"-- Provided by publisher.
"Tom Stoppard is widely considered to be one of the most important dramatists of contemporary theatre. In this Introduction, William Demastes provides an accessible overview of Stoppard's life and work, exploring all the complexity and variety that makes his drama so unique. Illustrated with images from a diverse range of Stoppard productions, the book provides clear evaluations of his major works, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, Arcadia and Coast of Utopia, to provide the most up-to-date assessment available."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Stoppard, Tom -- Criticism and interpretation.
Stoppard, Tom. (OCoLC)fst00033149
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781107021952 (hardback)
1107021952 (hardback)
9781107606128 (pbk.) :
1107606128 (pbk.)
Standard # 40021876307

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