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Stoppard, Tom

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Most widely held works about Tom Stoppard
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard( Book )
233 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 5,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hamlet" as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play
The real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard( Book )
116 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encompassing work from nearly twenty years of Stoppard's career, this new collection showcases the playwright's dazzling range and virtuosic talent. The Real Inspector Hound is the ultimate country-house whodunit; After Magritte attempts to explain the inexplicable; NewFound-Land chronicles an American's attempt to become a British citizen; Dirty Linen is a daring political farce; and Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth wickedly subverts Shakespeare. With a preface by the author that offers a chronology of the plays and an insight into their making, The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays will be essential for all fans of modern drama
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )
114 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: she's promised to marry someone else, and she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production
The real thing by Tom Stoppard( Book )
82 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a famous playwright whose second wife is trying to merge "worthy causes" with her art as an actress. She has met a "political prisoner" Brodie, who has written an inept play about how property is theft, about how the state stifles the Rights of the Individual, etc. The playwright finally convinces his wife that Brodie is, in fact, a thug
Travesties : [a play] by Tom Stoppard( Book )
85 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satire on politics, literature and art. James Joyce, Lenin and Dadaist Tristan Tzara come together in memories of obscure English diplomat in Zurich
Jumpers : a play by Tom Stoppard( Book )
73 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murder, marriage and metaphysics are the three elements that link the bizarre series of events in Tom Stoppard's high-spirited comedy, Jumpers. The protagonists include George Moore, an aging professor of moral philosophy whose quest to compose a lecture on 'Man--Good, Bad or Indifferent' is put on hold while he ponders the existence of his sock; his youthful wife Dotty, a former musical star on a downward spiral whose charm may explain the corpse in the next room; George's specially trained hare, Thumper; and a chorus of poorly-trained gymnasts whose exploits set the stage for this topsy-turvy world
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )
29 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
41 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
84 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard( Book )
66 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sit Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later." "Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park." "Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life - 'the attraction which Newton left out'."--Jacket
Dirty linen and New-found-land by Tom Stoppard( Book )
62 editions published between 1908 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dirty Linen is a comedy about a Parliamentary investigation of the sexual indiscretions of a number of M.P.'s with the voluptuous Maddie Gotobed. New-Found-Land is a one-act play within the play
Night and day : a play by Tom Stoppard( Book )
59 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The provocative and funny look at exploitation and corruption, journalistic ethics, freedom of the press and marital infidelity is set in a fictional copper rich African nation. Dick Wagner of The Sunday Globe and a competing freelance journalist arrive at the jungle home of a white mine owner. Soon they are competing for the use of their host's telex, the attentions of his wife and a possible interview with the missing president of Kambawe
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard( Visual )
76 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the viewpoint of two of the work's supporting, but certainly more outrageous, characters. In this ... version ... the Shakespearean equivalents of Laurel and Hardy get a chance to take the lead role in a ... setting where illusion and reality overlap"--Container
Every good boy deserves favor and Professional foul : two plays by Tom Stoppard( Book )
58 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident's son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard's darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. This premiered at the Festival Hall, London, in July 1977
Enter a free man by Tom Stoppard( Book )
50 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A funny and compassionate play about a middle-aged "inventor" who has spent his years chasing one illusion after another while first his wife and then his teenage daughter have had to work to support him
Rough crossing : freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's Play at the castle by Tom Stoppard( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Around a slender central device, Stoppard weaves an increasingly amazing pattern of verbal misunderstandings, eccentric character development, showbiz spectacle and sea-going hazards
Hapgood by Tom Stoppard( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does light come in waves or particles? Experiment will show either: the experimenter can choose. 'A double agent is like a trick of the light, ' Kerner the physicist tells Blair the spycatcher. 'You get what you interrogate for.' Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard's espionage thriller. Kerner's secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will need two of her
Lord Malquist & Mr. Moon by Tom Stoppard( Book )
48 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Estonian and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of love by Tom Stoppard( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On his journey the scholar and poet who is now the elder Housman confronts his younger self, and the memories of the man he loved his entire life, Moses Jackson - the handsome athlete who could not return his feelings. As if a dream, The Invention of Love inhabits Housman's imagination, illuminating both the pain of hopeless love and passion displaced into poetry and the study of classical texts. The author of A Shropshire Lad lived almost invisibly in the shadow of the flamboyant Oscar Wilde, and died old and venerated - but whose passion was truly the fatal one?"--Jacket
Indian ink by Tom Stoppard( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While on a visit to India, the young poet Flora Crewe has her portrait painted by Nirad Das, an Indian artist. Das, however, has painted two portraits of Crewe: a "proper" one and a nude, the latter remaining in the possession of his son. The nude represents the "more Indian" side of Nirad Das, which is exactly how Crewe wants him to be, for if he anglicized himself she would despise him, since he would be attempting to bring the bloodlines closer together and eventually erase the distinction between ruler and ruled." -- From Magill's Masterplots
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.08 for Rosencrant ... to 0.63 for Tom Stoppa ...)
Alternative Names
Boot, William.
Boot William 1937-....
Stoppard, Tom
Stoppard, Tom 1937-
Straussler, Thomas 1937-
Straussler, Tom
Straüssler, Tomás
Straussler, Tomáš 1937-
Stūbārd, Tūm, 1937-
Стоппард, Том
Стоппард, Том, 1937-
توم ستوبارد، 1937-
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ストッパード, トム
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