Synopses & Reviews
Based on a classic farce, Play at the Castle
by Ferenc Molnar, Rough Crossing
takes place on shipboard as two playwrights struggle to finish a musical comedy and rehearse it before docking in New York; in On the Razzle
, adapted from Einen Jux will er sich machen
by Johann Nestroy, two shop assistants live it up while dodging their employer in the restaurants and nightspots of Nestroy's nineteenth-century Vienna. Both words and action reveal Tom Stoppard as a master of comic technique.
"Rough Crossing" takes place aboard ship as two playwrights struggle to finish a musical comedy, and "On the Razzle" follows two shop assistants as they dodge their employer in Nestroy's 19th century Vienna. Both of these plays were performed by the National Theatre.
About the Author
other work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
(Tony Award), Jumpers
(Tony Award), Night and Day
, After Margritte
, The Real Thing
(Tony Award), Enter a Free Man
(Evening Standard Award, The Oliver Award and the Critics Award), Dalliance and Undiscovered Country
, Indian Ink
(a stage adaptation of his own play, In the Native State) and The Invention of Love
His radio plays include The Dissolution of Dominic Boot, 'M' is for Moon Among Other Things, 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 In the Native State (Sony Award).
His 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).