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The Plays of Tom Stoppard for Stage, Radio, TV and Film (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)

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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 playwright about which there has been little comment so far.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Terry Hodgson is Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840462418
Editor:
Hodgson, Terry
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Hodgson, Terry
Author:
Hodgson, Terry
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
LIT013000
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
Series Volume:
96.12
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.519 in

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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 playwright about which there has been little comment so far.

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