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The Real Inspector Hound: And Other Plays
     

The Real Inspector Hound: And Other Plays

by Tom Stoppard
 

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Culled from nearly 20 years of the playwright's career, a showcase for Tom Stoppard's dazzling range and virtuosic talent, The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays is essential reading for fans of modern drama. The plays in this collection reveal Stoppard's sense of fun, his sense of theater, his sense of the absurd, and his gifts for parody and satire.

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Culled from nearly 20 years of the playwright's career, a showcase for Tom Stoppard's dazzling range and virtuosic talent, The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays is essential reading for fans of modern drama. The plays in this collection reveal Stoppard's sense of fun, his sense of theater, his sense of the absurd, and his gifts for parody and satire. They include The Real Inspector Hound, After Margritte, Dirty Linen, New-Found-Land, Dogg's Hamlet, and Cahoot's Macbeth.

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Newsweek
The incorrigibly playful Stoppard has never been more serious than in this most playful of his works [Doggs Hamlet and Cahoot's Macbeth]. Like George Orwell, Stoppard knows that language and liberty are intertwined: when language is perverted, corrupted or forcibly repressed, so is liberty.
Daily News
New-Found-Land takes over, as architecturally sound as the introduction of a Beethoven scherzo.
New York Times Book Review
When it comes to Dirty Linen, there are no national boundaries. It is a tidal basin of laughter.
New York Post
"The Real Inspector Hound is a comedy of satire of high and delightful quality, and great fun... The action is fast, continuous, and extremely funny."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802135612
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Tom Stoppard
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
733,774
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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