Tom Stoppard Plays 5: Arcadia, The Real Thing, Night and Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood

Tom Stoppard Plays 5: Arcadia, The Real Thing, Night and Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood

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Plays Five:
Arcadia
The Real Thing
Night & Day
Indian Ink
Hapgood

This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language. Arcadia received the Evening Standard, the Oliver, and the Critics Awards and

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Plays Five:
Arcadia
The Real Thing
Night & Day
Indian Ink
Hapgood

This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language. Arcadia received the Evening Standard, the Oliver, and the Critics Awards and The Real Thing won a Tony Award.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece.” —Daily Telegraph on Arcadia

“This is a brilliant, brilliant play. A play of ideas, of consummate theatricality, of sophisticated entertainment and of heartache for time never to be regained.” —Sunday Times on Arcadia

“In The Real Thing he [Stoppard] combines some fly Pirandellian games with an unequivocal statement about the joyousness of shared passion. And the result is the rare thing in the West End (or anywhere else for that matter): an intelligent play about love.” —Guardian

“How excellent it is to leave a theatre thinking as this play makes you think.” —Financial Times on Night & Day

Hapgood is a new variation on one of Stoppard's abiding themes: the black romance of reality and appearance. This is a metaphysical spy-thriller, intricate, elegant, and lucid...for sheer intellectual excitement, Hapgood has no rival.” —Sunday Times

“Tom Stoppard's most cunning play--a dazzling, double game of physics and espionage--remarkable.” —Guardian on Hapgood

Daily Telegraph on Arcadia

I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece.
Sunday Times on Arcadia

This is a brilliant, brilliant play. A play of ideas, of consummate theatricality, of sophisticated entertainment and of heartache for time never to be regained.
Guardian

In The Real Thing he [Stoppard] combines some fly Pirandellian games with an unequivocal statement about the joyousness of shared passion. And the result is the rare thing in the West End (or anywhere else for that matter): an intelligent play about love.
Financial Times on Night & Day

How excellent it is to leave a theatre thinking as this play makes you think.
Sunday Times

Hapgood is a new variation on one of Stoppard's abiding themes: the black romance of reality and appearance. This is a metaphysical spy-thriller, intricate, elegant, and lucid...for sheer intellectual excitement, Hapgood has no rival.
Guardian on Hapgood

Tom Stoppard's most cunning play--a dazzling, double game of physics and espionage--remarkable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571197514
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
587,000
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.67(d)

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Meet the Author

Tom Stoppard's other work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tony Award), Jumpers, Travesties (Tony Award), After Margritte, Enter a Free Man, Hapgood, Indian Ink (a stage adaptation of his own play, In the Native State), and The Invention of Love (Evening Standard Award). His radio plays include If You're Glad I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge (Italia Prize), Where are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, and and In the Native State (Sony Award). Work for television includes Professional Foul (Bafta Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award). His film credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead which he also directed (winner of the Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival).

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Tom Stoppard Plays 5: Arcadia, The Real Thing, Night and Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Marta73 More than 1 year ago
Tom Stoppard is a living genius, writing modern plays which will ring true in terms of both dialogue and action. I cannot wait to see a Stoppard play performed ("The Real Thing" will be staged at the Old Vic this year with Toby Stephens in the lead role) after reading the play. As a boomer like Stoppard all the musical references were familiar and the literature references were broadening and fun to explore. Excellent material for a casual reader, a book club, or a serious drama student.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago