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Travesties
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

"Travesties" ws born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a m...

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The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Culled from nearly twenty years of the playwright's career The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays is essential reading for fans of modern drama. The plays in this collection reveal Stoppard's sense of fun, his sense of theater, his sense of the absurd, and his gifts for parody and satire.

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On the Razzle
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Comedy Characters: 15 male, 10 female, extras, plus 6 musicians. Various interior and exterior sets or unit set. This recent hit in London is a free adaptation of the 19th century farce by Johann Nestroy that provided the plot for Thornton Wilder's The Merchant of Yonkers, which led to The Match...

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, sta...

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The Invention of Love
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried across the Styx, glad to be dead at last. His memories, however, are dramatically if confusedly alive. The river which flows through Tom Stoppard's play connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman's early manhood where High Victorianism in art, literature ...

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Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

This play takes readers back and forth between the 19th and 20th centuries. Set in a large country house in Derbyshire, a cast of characters from each century play out their respective dramas. The text explores topics such as the nature of truth and time and the difference between the classical and ...

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The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

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Shakespeare in Love
by Marc Norman ~ Paperback / softback

London, in the summer of 1593, and Will Shakespeare, a struggling young talent of the Elizabethan theatre, is suffering multiple predicaments. He feels himself to be in the shadow of his charismatic rival Kit Marlow; and worse, he is writhing in the grip of writer's block, desperate for inspiration....

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is one of the most enduring and frequently performed plays of contemporary theater and has firmly established itself in the dramatic canon. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the b...

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Rashomon
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback

Comedy / 14m, 2f, 12 extras, 6 musicians / Unit set w. platforms, cyc, drops. Winner of both the Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle awards. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Hamlet and their story is what happened behind the scenes in Shakespeare's play. What were they doing there ...

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Night and Day
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Tom Stoppard's stimulating, funny play Night and Day is set in a fictional African country, Kambawe, which is ruled by a leader not unlike Idi Amin. The nation is faced with a Soviet-backed revolution which quickly brings newsmen from around the world to cover the story. Using the characters Ruth; h...

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Tom Stoppard Plays 2
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

This 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, and an introduction by the author. Includes: The Dissolution of Dominic Boot; 'M' i...

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If You're Glad I'll be Frank
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Frank recognizes the voice of the GPO speaking clock as that of his long-lost wife. Determined to get her back, he forces his way into the inner sanctum of the Authorities to demand her release. Underlying the light-hearted story is a satiric comment on man's servitude to the clock.5 women, 7 men

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Artist Descending a Staircase
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

In 1972 an elderly avant garde artist is murdered, leaving his two friends suspecting each other. To reveal why, successive scenes flashback toward the 1920s and then progress back to 1972. Each of the three was infatuated with Sophie. Before she tragically went blind she fell in love with one of th...

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The Real Thing
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Tom Stoppard's brilliant, award-winning play of surprise and deftly witty comparison was premiered at London's Strand Theatre in 1982 starring Roger Rees and Felicity Kendal and revived in 1999. Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte who has the lead role in his latest play about adul...

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Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback

Characters: 8 male, 4 female Unit set. This play moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a herm...

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Dirty Linen
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Dirty Linen concerns the investigation of a Select Committee into the moral standards of the House of Commons - a somewhat unconventional investigation, rendered not less so by the presence of an ultra-sexy secretary whose clothes have a trick of whisking off in the hands of various members. New-Fou...

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Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth
by John Patrick ~ Paperback / softback

Comedy Characters: 9 male, 2 female 2 Interior Sets This clever romp is two short plays. In the first, a troupe of English schoolboys (played by adults) speak in a mock language called "Dogg." This hilarious language babbles along until the schoolboys, who are studying Shakespeare's "foreign" l...

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The Invention of Love
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

It is 1936 and A.E. Housman is being ferried across the river Styx, glad to be dead at last. His memories are dramatically alive. The river that flows through Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman's youth: High Victorian morality is under siege from the Aesth...

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearea...

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Tom Stoppard Plays 1
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

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 In...

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Tom Stoppard's reputation as a playwright was made when his dazzling debut, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, opened at the National Theatre. Fifty years later, the play's wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were in 1967 as the two ill-fated attendant lords from Shak...

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Tom Stoppard Plays 5
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

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 'I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece.' Daily TelegraphThe Real Thing '.he (Stoppard) combi...

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Five European Plays
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Alongside his many major plays, Tom Stoppard has written several highly acclaimed translations and adaptations of works by other writers, which are collected together here for the first time, together with a new introduction by Stoppard. Five European Plays includes adaptations of plays by four majo...

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The Coast of Utopia Trilogy
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

"The Coast of Utopia", which can be enjoyed as a whole or as three separate plays, follows a group of young intellectuals from the country houses and cafes of the 1830s, through the European revolutions of 1848-9, to exile in London in the 1850s. The trilogy as a whole tells an epic story of romanti...

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Jumpers
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

The Incredible Radical Liberal Jumpers are a team of acrobatic professors of philosophy, whose absurd gymnastic displays reflect a bewildering world where logic has confounded belief in moral absolutes. In this dark, exuberant comedy, Stoppard brilliantly parodies the philosophy lecture, the detecti...

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Rock 'n' Roll
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Tom Stoppard's provocative new play spans the recent history of Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution - but from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock 'n' roll band came to symbolise resistance to the regime, and the British left, represented by a Communist phil...

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Indian Ink
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

From Tony Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard, Indian Ink is a rich and moving portrait of intimate lives set against one of the great shafts of history--the emergence of the Indian subcontinent from the grip of Europe. The play follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through...

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Albert's Bridge
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Albert has a degree in philosophy and with a job as bridge painter has a new perspective on life up high. Through CPSs and programmed efficiency, he replaces four painters and the bridge is all his. He also has to get married - but that's another story. He's bothered by a reluctant suicide and by 14...

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The Hard Problem
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Above all don't use the word good as though it meant something in evolutionary science. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consci...

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Tom Stoppard Plays 4
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

This fourth volume of Tom Stoppard's work for the stage brings together five of his most celebrated translations and adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler (Dalliance and Undiscovered Country), Ferenc Molnar (Rough Crossing), Johann Nestroy (On the Razzle) and Anton Chekhov (The Seagull).Author B...

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The Hard Problem
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Above all don't use the word good as though it meant something in evolutionary science. The Hard Problem is a tour de force, exploring fundamental questions of how we experience the world, as well as telling the moving story of a young woman whose struggle for understanding her own life and the live...

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Enter a Free Man
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Little Theatre Comedy Tom Stoppard Characters: 5 male, 3 female Complete Interior Set Riley's a dreamer with all sorts of off beat inventions and his latest one is a double gummed envelope that can be used twice used: once for sending and then turned inside out for replying. At home Riley ...

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Rough Crossing
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Comedy Tom Stoppard, from an original play by Ferenc Molnar Characters: 5 male, 1 female The co authors, the composer and most of the cast of a comedy destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner. Tom Stoppard's h...

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The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Following his success with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the author continues his association with Hamlet by taking the most well-known and best-loved lines from Shakespeare's play and condensing them into a hilarious version of the play lasting approximately thirteen minutes. The miraculou...

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Indian Ink
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

Flora Crewe, an unconventional, young English poet living in India in 1930, is having her portrait painted by local artist Nairad Das and writing letters home to her sister Nell. Intermittent scenes, which are set in England in 1980, focus on Nell as she sorts through the cherished letters to aid Fl...

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Night and Day
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

The provocative and funny look at exploitation and corruption, journalistic ethics, freedom of the press and marital infidelity is set in a fictional copper rich African nation. Dick Wagner of The Sunday Globe and a competing freelance journalist arrive at the jungle home of a white mine owner. Soon...

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Heroes
by Gerald Sibleyras ~ Paperback / softback

Gerald Sibleyras' Le Vent des Peupliers will premiere at London's Wyndham Theater in October 2005 in a version by Tom Stoppard entitled Heroes starring Richard Griffiths, Ken Stott and John Hurt. A beautiful, gentle play about three first world war veterans in 1959 as they spend the last of their...

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Tom Stoppard Plays 3
by Tom Stoppard ~ Paperback / softback

This third collection of plays written by Tom Stoppard contains his television plays, written between 1965 and 1984. They show that Stoppard's writing for the small screen is comparable to his more celebrated stage work, as the masterly and timely Professional Foul demonstrates. In his introduction ...

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Shakespeare in Love
by Lee Hall ~ Paperback / softback

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse - Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in...

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