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Posted May 2, 2001
What makes Tom Stoppard one of my favorite writers, beyond his wit and wonderful use of language and knowledge of history (literary and otherwise), is how much he seems to adore his subjects. 'Travesties' is a treat of a play, a fictional crossing of paths of three wildly different and influencial historical figures in Zurich during the Great War. It's fascinating, educational (I knew nothing of Dadaism before reading this), often laugh out loud funny, always alive and stimulating. Excuse the digression, but I have a similar reaction to Tom Stoppard's writing as I used to watching Michael Jordan play basketball; both bring joy and poetry to what they do, and both made me smile with amazement watching them do it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.