Tom Stoppard Plays 5: The Real Thing; Night & Day; Hapgood; Indian Ink; Arcadia

Tom Stoppard Plays 5: The Real Thing; Night & Day; Hapgood; Indian Ink; Arcadia

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By (author) Tom Stoppard

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Plays
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 40mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571197515
  • ISBN 13: 9780571197514
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 46,435

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Plays Five: "Arcadia""The Real Thing""Night & Day; ""Indian Ink; ""Hapgood " 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 "received the Evening Standard, the Oliver, and the Critics Awards and "The Real Thing "won a Tony Award.

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Tom Stoppard's work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, After Magritte, Dirty Linen, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, the trilogy The Coast of Utopia and Rock 'n' Roll. His radio plays include If You're Glad I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, In the Native State and Darkside (incorporating Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon). Television work includes Professional Foul, Squaring the Circle and Parade's End. His film credits include Empire of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma and Anna Karenina.

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"Arcadia""I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece."--"Daily Telegraph" "This is a brilliant, brilliant play. A play of ideas, of consummate theatricality, of sophisticated entertainment and of heartache for time never to be regained."--"Sunday Times" "The Real Thing""In "The Real Thing" he [Stoppard] combines some fly Pirandellian games with an unequivocal statement about the joyousness of shared passion. And the result is the rare thing in the West End (or anywhere else for that matter): an intelligent play about love."--"Guardian" "Night & Day; ""How excellent it is to leave a theatre thinking as this play makes you think."--"Financial Times" "Hapgood """Hapgood" is a new variation on one of Stoppard's abiding themes: the black romance of reality and appearance. This is a metaphysical spy-thriller, intricate, elegant, and lucid...for sheer intellectual excitement, "Hapgood "has no rival."--"Sunday Times" "Tom Stoppard's most cunning play--a dazzling, double game of physics and espionage--remarkable."--"Guardian"