The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard

The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard

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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.
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  • Online resource | 236 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 b/w illus.
  • 1139000160
  • 9781139000161

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"Kelly(Texas A & M Univ.) maintains the high standards set by previous volumes in the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series...The level of writing is consistently high and sufficiently clear that nonexperts should find it accessible...Strongly recommended." CHOICE
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Table of contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; 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; Notes; Bibliography Melissa Miller; Index.
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