Synopses & Reviews
Culled from nearly 20 years of the playwright's career, a showcase for Tom Stoppard's dazzling range and virtuosic talent, The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays is essential reading for fans of modern drama. The plays in this collection reveal Stoppard's sense of fun, his sense of theater, his sense of the absurd, and his gifts for parody and satire. They include The Real Inspector Hound, After Margritte, Dirty Linen, New-Found-Land, Dogg's Hamlet, and Cahoot's Macbeth.
Encompassing work from nearly twenty years of Stoppard's career, this new collection showcases the playwright's dazzling range and virtuosic talent. The Real Inspector Hound is the ultimate country-house whodunit; After Magritte attempts to explain the inexplicable; NewFound-Land chronicles an American's attempt to become a British citizen; Dirty Linen is a daring political farce; and Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth wickedly subverts Shakespeare. With a preface by the author that offers a chronology of the plays and an insight into their making, The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays will be essential for all fans of modern drama.
Table of Contents
The real Inspector Hound -- After Magritte -- Dirty linen -- New-found-land -- Dirty linen -- Dogg's Hamlet -- Cahoot's Macbeth.