Tom Stoppard: A Faber Critical Guide: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, Arcadia

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Macmillan, Aug 28, 2000 - Performing Arts - 240 pages
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Are you fascinated by Stoppard's plays but want an informed view into their complexities?Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation?Do you teach Stoppard and need a reliable guide?A Faber Critical Guide to Tom Stoppard's major work gives us all this and more:- an introduction to the distinctive features of the playwright's work- the significance of the playwright in the context of modern theatre- a detailed analysis of each of the classic plays: language, structure and character- feature of performance- select bibliographyComplied by experts in their field, for use in classroom, college or home, Faber Critical Guides are the essential companions to the work of all the leading dramatists.Also in this series: Faber Critical Guides to the major works of Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Sean O'Casey and Harold Pinter.
  

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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." Read full review

Contents

Modernism and the Theatre of the Absurd
10
A Synopsis
26
Textual Notes
44
Jumpers
63
Philosophy
69
Stagecraft
80
Travesties
105
The Importance of Being Earnest
111
The Problem of Lenin
124
Characters
132
Arcadia
155
Order and Disorder
168
Byron
173
Stagecraft
190
Criticisms
229
Copyright

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Jim Hunter is a lecturer at the Open University in England. He has edited two Faber collections of Modern Short Stories and is also the author of Tom Stoppard's Plays as well as several novels.

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