The Plays of Tom Stoppard For Stage, Radio, Tv and Film: A Readers' Guide to Essential Criticism (Icon Readers' Guide Series)

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In this Readers' Guide, Terry Hodgson provides a general background to Stoppard's oeuvre, elucidating his main themes through selective quotation from the critics and from Stoppard's own illuminating interview comments. The book summarizes stage techniques and modes of critical approach, and focuses throughout on Stoppard's concern with the nature of creativity. This theme is particularly evident in important plays written in the 1990s - Arcadia, Indian Ink and The Invention of Love - key works by this seminal ...

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Overview

In this Readers' Guide, Terry Hodgson provides a general background to Stoppard's oeuvre, elucidating his main themes through selective quotation from the critics and from Stoppard's own illuminating interview comments. The book summarizes stage techniques and modes of critical approach, and focuses throughout on Stoppard's concern with the nature of creativity. This theme is particularly evident in important plays written in the 1990s - Arcadia, Indian Ink and The Invention of Love - key works by this seminal playwright about which there has been little comment so far.

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Meet the Author

Terry Hodgson is Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex.

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Table of Contents

The Background and the Work
• Early Stage Plays: Playing Games
• Early Radio Plays
• Early TV plays
• Detective Stories
• 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
• What Did You Do in the Great War?
• A Knickers Farce and Tribute to America
• Ethics and Politics in Eastern Europe
• African Naturalism
• Language and Czech Censorship
• Writing About Love
• Adaptations
• Later Radio and TV
• Triple Twinning
• Discovering the Past and Predicting the Future
• From Radio to Stage
• Scholarship and Poetry
• Film Scripts
• Theatre Views: Director, Actor and Author
• Academic Criticism and Stoppard

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