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The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard

The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard


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Katherine E. Kelly, Paul Delaney, Josephine Lee, Peter J. Rabinowitz, Elissa Guralnick, Ira Nadel, Neil Sammells, Toby Zinman, John Bull, Jill L. Levenson, Paul Edwards, Hersh Zeifman, Enoch Brater, Michael Vanden Heuvel, Melisa Miller
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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645928

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  • This collection of fifteen essays offers both student and theatergoer a guide to the stage plays, novel, and screenplays of one of the most celebrated British dramatists since Noel Coward. Readers will find that the general and accessible description and analyses in these essays makes the large body of Stoppard's writing clear and approachable while preserving its rich humor. This is the first collection of essays to appear in many years addressing all of Stoppard's major work. It provides insights into the recent plays, Arcadia and Invention of Love, as well as the first extended examination of his work for screen, including a discussion of his co-authored, academy award-winning screenplay Shakespeare in Love. Photographs from key productions, a biography and chronology complete the volume and prepare the reader for future work by this extraordinary writer.

    • First extended evaluation of Stoppard: major, active playwright
    • Includes chapter on recent, academy-award-winning play Shakespeare in Love
    • Recent plays included, photos from recent productions
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    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645928
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Introduction Katherine E. Kelly
    Part I. Background and Chronology:
    1. Exit Tomas Straussler, enter Sir Tom Stoppard: the playwright of unidentical twins Paul Delaney
    Chronology Paul Delaney
    2. 'In the Native State' and 'Indian Ink' Josephine Lee
    Part II. The Works:
    3. Narrative difficulties in 'Lord Malquist and Mr Moon' Peter J. Rabinowitz
    4. Stoppard's radio and television plays Elissa Guralnick
    5. Stoppard and film Ira Nadel
    6. The early stage plays Neil Sammells
    7. 'Travesties', 'Night and Day', 'The Real Thing' Toby Zinman
    8. Tom Stoppard and politics John Bull
    9. Stoppard's Shakespeare: textual re-visions Jill L. Levenson
    10. Science in 'Hapgood' and 'Arcadia' Paul Edwards
    11. The comedy of Eros: Stoppard in Love Hersh Zeifman
    Part III. Culture and Context:
    12. Tom Stoppard's Brit/Lit/Crit Enoch Brater
    13. 'Is Postmodernism?': Stoppard among/against the Postmodern Michael Vanden Heuvel
    14. The Tom Stoppard Collection at the Harry J. Ransom Humanities Research Center Melisa Miller
    Bibliography Melissa Miller

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    Katherine E. Kelly, Texas A & M University


    Katherine E. Kelly, Paul Delaney, Josephine Lee, Peter J. Rabinowitz, Elissa Guralnick, Ira Nadel, Neil Sammells, Toby Zinman, John Bull, Jill L. Levenson, Paul Edwards, Hersh Zeifman, Enoch Brater, Michael Vanden Heuvel, Melisa Miller

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