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Tom Stoppard

Författare till Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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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. visa mer 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) visa färre

(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.


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Arcadia (1993) 2,702 exemplar
Travesties (1974) 996 exemplar
The Real Thing (1982) 737 exemplar
The Invention of Love (1997) 706 exemplar
Jumpers (1972) 619 exemplar
Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 491 exemplar
Tom Stoppard Plays 5 (1978) 417 exemplar
Brazil [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 358 exemplar
The Real Inspector Hound (1976) 312 exemplar
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play (2006) 310 exemplar
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon (1966) 234 exemplar
Hapgood (1988) 200 exemplar
Indian Ink (1995) 192 exemplar
Night and Day (1978) 175 exemplar
Rashomon; A Drama in Two Acts (1959) 120 exemplar
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 115 exemplar
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Regissör — 115 exemplar
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (1979) 112 exemplar
Enter a Free Man (1968) 111 exemplar
Anna Karenina [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 110 exemplar
On the Razzle (1981) 104 exemplar
Tom Stoppard Plays 4 (1999) 95 exemplar
Leopoldstadt (2020) 92 exemplar
Artist Descending a Staircase (1973) 89 exemplar
The Hard Problem (2015) 78 exemplar
After Magritte (1971) 69 exemplar
Conversations with Stoppard (1995) 68 exemplar
Rough Crossing (1985) 64 exemplar
Enigma [2001 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 63 exemplar
The Russia House [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 54 exemplar
Albert's Bridge (1969) 35 exemplar
In the Native State (1991) 33 exemplar
Squaring the Circle (1985) 32 exemplar
If You're Glad I'll be Frank (1976) 29 exemplar
Four Plays for Radio (1985) 24 exemplar
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplar
Darkside (2013) 14 exemplar
A Separate Peace (1977) 14 exemplar
Despair [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplar
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplar
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 7 exemplar
Professional Foul (1979) 6 exemplar
Tom Stoppard Radio Plays (2012) 5 exemplar
The Boundary (1991) 4 exemplar
Modern One-act Plays (1993) 3 exemplar
Galileo 3 exemplar
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead [theatre programme] (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Hard Problem [theatre programme] — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
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Cahoot's Macbeth 1 exemplar
Dogg's Hamlet 1 exemplar
New-Found-Land 1 exemplar
Neutral Ground 1 exemplar
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Penelope (2022) 1 exemplar
Dirty Linen 1 exemplar
Tm Oyunlar II 1 exemplar
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La invención del amor (2011) 1 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Straussler, Tomas
Stoppard, Tom
Andra namn
Boot, William
Zlín, Czechoslovakia
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 (visa alla 10)
Index on Censorship
Amnesty International
Committee Against Psychiatric Abuse
The London Library (president)
Priser och utmärkelser
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) (visa alla 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)
Kort biografi
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.
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.



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