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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 de Tom Stoppard

Arcadia (1993) 2,730 cópias
Travesties (1974) 1,006 cópias
The Real Thing (1982) 738 cópias
The Invention of Love (1997) 714 cópias
Jumpers (1972) 626 cópias
Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 503 cópias
Tom Stoppard Plays 5 (1978) 418 cópias
Brazil [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 363 cópias
The Real Inspector Hound (1976) 322 cópias
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play (2006) 315 cópias
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon (1966) 239 cópias
Hapgood (1988) 202 cópias
Indian Ink (1995) 197 cópias
Night and Day (1978) 178 cópias
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 146 cópias
Rashomon; A Drama in Two Acts (1959) 122 cópias
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Diretor — 120 cópias
Anna Karenina [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 115 cópias
Enter a Free Man (1968) 112 cópias
On the Razzle (1981) 107 cópias
Leopoldstadt (2020) 98 cópias
Tom Stoppard Plays 4 (1999) 96 cópias
The Hard Problem (2015) 80 cópias
After Magritte (1971) 71 cópias
Conversations with Stoppard (1995) 68 cópias
Enigma [2001 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 66 cópias
Rough Crossing (1985) 65 cópias
The Russia House [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 54 cópias
Albert's Bridge (1969) 37 cópias
In the Native State (1991) 33 cópias
Squaring the Circle (1985) 32 cópias
If You're Glad I'll be Frank (1976) 31 cópias
Four Plays for Radio (1985) 26 cópias
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 24 cópias
A Separate Peace (1977) 15 cópias
Darkside (2013) 14 cópias
Despair [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 13 cópias
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 cópias
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 7 cópias
Professional Foul (1979) 6 cópias
Tom Stoppard Radio Plays (2012) 5 cópias
The Boundary (1991) 4 cópias
Three Men in a Boat [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 4 cópias
Modern One-act Plays (1993) 3 cópias
Galileo 3 cópias
The Hard Problem [theatre programme] — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Travesties [theatre programme] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Arcadia: Arena Stage 1 exemplar(es)
TOPLU OYUNLARI 3 1 exemplar(es)
The coast of Utopia (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Pirandell's Henry IV 1 exemplar(es)
Neutral Ground 1 exemplar(es)
Penelope (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
New-Found-Land 1 exemplar(es)
Dogg's Hamlet 1 exemplar(es)
Cahoot's Macbeth 1 exemplar(es)
Teeth 1 exemplar(es)
Tm Oyunlar II 1 exemplar(es)
Hapgood ; Rock and roll (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Dirty Linen 1 exemplar(es)
La invención del amor (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
TOPLU OYUNLARI 1 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Cherry Orchard (1904) — Adapter, algumas edições1,597 cópias
The Seagull (1896) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,124 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Ivanov (1969)algumas edições168 cópias
Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts (2001) — Introdução — 157 cópias
Largo Desolato (1987) — Tradutor, algumas edições151 cópias
Henry IV (1922) — Tradutor, algumas edições120 cópias
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Undiscovered Country (1911) — Tradutor, algumas edições76 cópias
What's Your Story? Postcard Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Doing It: Five Performing Arts (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Another Sky: Voices of Conscience from Around the World (2007) — Introdução — 14 cópias
The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008 (2009) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
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 todas 10)
Index on Censorship
Amnesty International
Committee Against Psychiatric Abuse
The London Library (president)
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 todas 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)
Pequena biografia
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.
Aviso 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.



Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - meta-teatro por excelência - o teatro sobre o próprio teatro - é uma de minhas peças favoritas. Segue dois personagens irrelevantes de Hamlet (irrelevantes porque, embora servissem a um propósito significativo, não eram desenvolvidos em profundidade por Shakespeare) como indivíduos. Os personagens tropeçam em seu caminho através do filme, sem saber das consequências de suas ações ou de seu significado ou importância. É um texto sobre dois personagens que desconhecem por completo a magnitude dos acontecimentos que os rodeiam. Isso também é evidenciado em suas descobertas acidentais de descobertas científicas históricas significativas (como o conceito de gravidade). A peça também aborda o conceito de destino predeterminado. O destino de Rosencrantz e Guildenstern já está determinado antes de a cortina se abrir. E embora desempenhem um papel importante em uma das maiores histórias já contadas, eles desconhecem completamente seu destino; são meras vítimas das circunstâncias.… (mais)
jgcorrea | outras 89 resenhas | Nov 6, 2020 |
Há poucos dramaturgos tão ousados, inovadores e intelectuais quanto Tom Stoppard. Esta peça é sobre o domínio comunista no seu país natal, Tchecoslováquia, e o poder do rock and roll para ajudar a romper as brechas no regime totalitário. A música dos jovens provavelmente era mais influente e revolucionária do que as intermináveis ​​petições dos dissidentes. Como de costume, Stoppard, é mais inteligente, mais focado no político e no filosófico do que no verdadeiramente dramático. Não há dúvida de que ele foi o dramaturgo mais brilhante e espirituoso do século XX, mas suas peças podem ser obscuras às vezes. As cenas são separadas por segmentos de rock and roll de Rolling Stones, Plastic People, Pink Floyd, John Lennon e outros. As mulheres são mais vibrantes, mais dramaticamente potentes, mais convincentes e atraem mais resposta emocional do público do que seus personagens masculinos, que tagarelam sem parar, e que são mais políticos, mais teóricos e ineficazes. Uma cena perto do final do primeiro ato entre Max e sua esposa Eleanor, em que ela o confronta com o câncer que a mata, é emocionalmente desgastante, mas constitui o ponto alto dramático.… (mais)
jgcorrea | outras 7 resenhas | Jan 3, 2019 |
Em 1917, viviam em Zurique simultaneamente V.I. Lenin, James Joyce (então no meio da composição do Ulisses) e Tristan Tzara, um dos líderes do movimento dadaísta, . Juntamente com Gwendolen e Cecily, duas personagens de "A Importância de Ser Ernesto", de Oscar Wilde, e Henry Carr, ex-membro do Serviço Consular Britânico, Tom Stoppard montou este relato teórico de suas interações. O resultado é "Travesties" , uma peça incrivelmente inteligente e bem-humorada, transcorrida na memória defeituosa de Henry Carr, que relembra suas experiências em Zurique (sim, ele também estava lá) durante "A Grande Guerra". Henry Carr, figura histórica não-ficcional, desempenhou de fato o papel de Algernon em "A importância de ser Ernesto" em uma troupe teatral de James Joyce. Quando Joyce se recusou a reembolsar Carr pelas centenas de libras que gastara nas calças que comprou na excessivamente zelosa tentativa de "tornar-se" Algernon, seguiu-se uma ação judicial, que Joyce acabou ganhando. Joyce coroou sua vitória total citando Carr, em Ulysses, como um soldado bêbado. Como se pode imaginar, a peça de Stoppard está cheia de pequenas sacanagens com James Joyce. A integração entre Lênin e sua esposa e Cecily, Gwendolen e Tzara é extremamente imaginativa, e a experiência do espectador/leitor sairá, sem dúvida, incrementada se ele também ler todaas as obras e autores aludidos. Em tempo: Travesties é um musical.… (mais)
jgcorrea | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 3, 2019 |
I have just seen the current production of "Arcadia" in London and it was love at first sight. The play is fantastically well written and it is fascinating how Stoppard manage to work with two different periods of time on the same scene and give the audience the perfect idea of what is going on. Reading the text itself is great, but this is a play that works much better when seen on stage.
frizero | outras 53 resenhas | Jun 30, 2009 |



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