Tom Stoppard: A Faber Critical Guide: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, Arcadia
For well over thirty years, Tom Stoppard has consistently held his position as one of England's most admired dramatists. And for this edition of Faber Critical Guides, Jim Hunter examines four of Stoppard's finest works in the context of his entire oeuvre. Hunter writes, "Stoppard's plays present a unique interplay between fun today and the most basic and serious challenges to human understanding. He writes jokes and comic routines; but at the same time he is also writing about moral responsibility, about goodness, and about our scientific, mathematical, or philosophical understanding of reality.
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The mindblowing experiences of the two little known attendant lords of Hamlet through the dense matter of the closed play. "What we are attempting is a hypothesis, in which I answer for him, while you ask me questions."
Review: Tom Stoppard: A Faber Critical Guide: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, ArcadiaUser Review - Elizabeth - Goodreads
There are no astonishing insights in here; it's an introduction to Stoppard criticism at best. Even the line annotations are uninspired. Worth reading, but I'm probably going to follow it up with some articles from more sophisticated critics that go more in-depth. Read full review
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