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Stoppard, Tom

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Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

124 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,878 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!
Travesties : [a play] by Tom Stoppard( Book )

92 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,415 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 )

79 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,375 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
The real thing by Tom Stoppard( Book )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage seems about to rupture. But nothing one sees on a stage is the real thing, and some things are less real than others. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage written by her husband Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing?
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jim Graham [is] a young Briton whose unconquerable spirit soars high and free above the harsh confiens of a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Through his eyes we see the fascination and horror of war"--Container
Dirty linen and New-found-land by Tom Stoppard( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 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
Rough crossing : freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's Play at the castle by Tom Stoppard( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 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
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon by Tom Stoppard( Book )

58 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard's first novel, originally published in 1966 just before the premiere of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, is an uproarious fantasy set in modern London. The cast includes a penniless, dandified Malquist with a liveried coach; Malquist's Boswellian biographer, Moon, who frantically scribbles as a bomb ticks in his pocket; a couple of cowboys, one being named Jasper Jones; a lion who's banned from the Ritz; an Irishman on a donkey claiming to be the Risen Christ; and three irresistible women
The invention of love by Tom Stoppard( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 933 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
Hapgood by Tom Stoppard( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hapgood, an extraordinary British secret service officer, is at the center of a web of double and triple agents
Indian ink by Tom Stoppard( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 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."--Magill's Masterplots
Rock 'n' roll by Tom Stoppard( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan's volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight. Both moving and funny, Stoppard's passionate tour de force explores a world of betrayals and hopes to find something lasting, true, and free underneath."--Publisher's website
Largo desolato : a play in seven scenes by Václav Havel( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All life in a police state is interesting, probably corrupt and potentially subversive as portrayed in this absurdist but seemingly autobiographical play by Czech playwright Vaclav Havel. As in Phoenix, to cite an example, police don't care about guilt, innocence, justice or mercy. If anyone is accused of a crime, they want a conviction. In Havel's play, Professor Leopold Nettles is charged with "disturbing the intellectual peace." Only in a police state could anyone invent such a wide-ranging crime. In Phoenix, conviction means a fine. In Havel's play, a conviction may mean an indeterminate sentence in semi-starved misery in a distant gulag. Once suspected, Leopold knows he's guilty in the eyes of the state. The play portrays a variety of people who visit him, proud that he speaks up in defiance of the authorities - - - but unwilling to join him in his stand for intellectual freedom. Leopold, like Havel for much of his life, is utterly alone. But who are the well-wishers who applaud his dissidence? Are they friends, or secret police agents as provocateurs? Two police agents who visit offer a clever means to avoid prosecution; in effect, "just agree to our falsehoods and all charges will go away." Really? A trap? Are the police undermining the government they serve? How can anyone trust anything? Such is the nature of 'Largo Desolato' and life in a police state. --Theodore A. Rushton at
"The real thing" : essays on Tom Stoppard in celebration of his 75th birthday by William Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a writing career spanning over half a century and encompassing media as diverse as conferences, radio, journalism, fiction, theatre, film, and television, Tom Stoppard is probably the most prolific and significant living British dramatist. The critical essays in this volume celebrating Stoppard's 75th birthday address many facets of Stoppard's work, both the well-known, such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Shakespeare in Love, as well as the relatively critically neglected, including his novel Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon and his short stories, 'The Story, ' 'Life, Times: Fragments, ' and 'Reunion.'
Conversations with Stoppard by Tom Stoppard( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoppard and Gussow first meet in 1972, when the talk is of Stoppard's early work such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and The Real Inspector Hound and of his new play Jumpers. Meeting regularly every three or four years after that, whether in London or New York, there is always a new play to discuss - Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing - and therefore a new impetus to the ongoing investigation into Stoppard's working methods and sources of inspiration. Finally, in their most recent encounters, with Arcadia running in the West End, Hapgood running in New York and Indian Ink opening in London, they not only delve into the background of each of these plays but range widely over topics such as Stoppard's chihlhood in India, his feelings about the press, his attitudes to other writers and his life outside the theatre
Tom Stoppard : a casebook by John Harty( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard : comedy as a moral matrix by Joan Fitzpatrick Dean( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koi ni ochita shieikusupia by Marc Norman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard by Ronald Hayman( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biographical outline - Two interviews with Tom Stoppard - Review of a number of his works
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Stoppard T. 1937-

Stoppard, Tom

Stoppard, Tom 1937-

Stoппарd T. 1937-

Straussler, Thomas 1937-

Straussler, Tom

Straüssler, Tomás

Straussler, Tomáš 1937-

Stūbārd, Tūm, 1937-

Tom Stoppard britischer Dramatiker

Tom Stoppard Brits auteur

Tom Stoppard sceneggiatore, scrittore e regista inglese

Tomas Stoppardas

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Стоппард, Том

Стоппард, Том, 1937-

Том Стопард

Том Стоппард британский драматург, режиссёр, киносценарист и критик

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توم ستوبارد

توم ستوبارد، 1937-

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Travesties : [a play]Jumpers : a playThe real thingEmpire of the sunDirty linen and New-found-landRough crossing : freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's Play at the castleLord Malquist & Mr MoonThe invention of love