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Travesties, a Play

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Synopsis:

Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries — James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin — were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Taking Carr as his core, Stoppard spins this historical coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profoundly influential men in a germinal Europe as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholy riveting memory of an aging Henry Carr.

About the Author

Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves a Favor, Arcadia, Jumpers, The Real Thing, and The Invention of Love.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802150899
Author:
Stoppard, Tom
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Joyce, james, 1882-1941
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Joyce, James
Subject:
Carr, Henry Wilfred
Subject:
Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Tom Stoppard
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19940121
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 3 oz

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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries — James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin — were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Taking Carr as his core, Stoppard spins this historical coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profoundly influential men in a germinal Europe as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholy riveting memory of an aging Henry Carr.
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