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Demastes, William W
The Cambridge introduction to Tom Stoppard / William W . Demastes
Alternate Title Tom Stoppard
Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR6069.T6 Z645 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Stoppard, Tom -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Dramatists, English -- 20th century
Physical Description ix, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-159) and index
Machine generated contents note: 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
Series Cambridge introductions to literature

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