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When the National Theatre needed a last-minute substitute for a canceled production of As You Like It, Kenneth Tynan decided to stage Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a work by an unfamiliar author that had received discouraging notices from provincial critics at its Edinburgh Festival debut. mostrar más Of course, the play, when it opened in April 1967, met with universal acclaim. In New York the next year, it was chosen best play by the Drama Critics Circle. In such an unlikely way, Tom Stoppard came to light. Born in Czechoslovakia, a country he left (for Singapore) when he was an infant, he began his literary career as a journalist in Bristol, where play reviewing led to playwriting. After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Stoppard's reputation suffered through the production of a number of minor works, whose intellectual preoccupations were shrugged off by reviewers: Enter a Free Man (1968; "an adolescent twinge of a play," N.Y. Times), The Real Inspector Hound (1968; "lightweight," N.Y. Times), and After Magritte. But in the 1970s, the initial enthusiasms aroused by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were more than vindicated by the production of two full-length plays, Jumpers (1974) and the antiwar play Travesties (1975), whose immense verbal and theatrical inventiveness made them absolute successes on both sides of the Atlantic. Stoppard's method from the start has been to contrive explanations for highly unlikely encounters---of objects (the ironing board, old lady, and bowler hat of After Magritte), characters (Joyce, Lenin, and Tzara in Travesties), and even plays (Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, and The Real Thing, 1982). In the 1970s, Tynan called for Stoppard---as a Czech and as an artist---to engage himself politically. But although political subjects have since found their way into pieces from Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1977) to Squaring the Circle (1985), politics and art seem to have become just two more of the playwright's irreconcilables, which meet, but never join, in the logical frames of his comedy. The presence of political material---such as the Lenin sections that nearly ruin the second part of Travesties---has occasionally strained the structure of the plays. But in The Real Thing Stoppard is comfortable enough with the satire on art and activism to bring a third subject, love, into the mix. Stoppard has acknowledged his Eastern European heritage nonpolitically, in a series of adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler (see Vol. 2), Johann Nestroy, and Ferenc Molnar. (Bowker Author Biography) Tom Stoppard is the author of many plays, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, and The Invention of Love. He lives in London. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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(dut) The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.


Obras de Tom Stoppard

Arcadia (1993) 2,717 copias
Travesties (1974) 1,003 copias
The Real Thing (1982) 737 copias
The Invention of Love (1997) 711 copias
Jumpers (1972) 621 copias
Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 500 copias
Tom Stoppard Plays 5 (1978) 418 copias
Brazil [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 359 copias
The Real Inspector Hound (1976) 320 copias
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play (2006) 312 copias
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon (1966) 235 copias
Hapgood (1988) 201 copias
Indian Ink (1995) 194 copias
Night and Day (1978) 177 copias
El Imperio del Sol = Empire of the sun [Film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 146 copias
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Director — 119 copias
Anna Karenina (2012) — Screenwriter — 115 copias
Enter a Free Man (1968) 112 copias
On the Razzle (1981) 104 copias
Leopoldstadt (2020) 98 copias
Tom Stoppard Plays 4 (1999) 96 copias
The Hard Problem (2015) 79 copias
Parade's End (2012) 69 copias
After Magritte (1971) 69 copias
Conversations with Stoppard (1995) 68 copias
Enigma [2001 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 66 copias
Rough Crossing (1985) 64 copias
The Russia House [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 54 copias
Albert's Bridge (1969) 37 copias
In the Native State (1991) 33 copias
Squaring the Circle (1985) 32 copias
Four Plays for Radio (1985) 25 copias
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 24 copias
Darkside (2013) 14 copias
A Separate Peace (1977) 14 copias
Despair [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 12 copias
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 copias
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 7 copias
Professional Foul (1979) 6 copias
Tom Stoppard Radio Plays (2012) 5 copias
Three Men in a Boat [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 4 copias
The Boundary (1991) 4 copias
Galileo 3 copias
Modern One-act Plays (1993) 3 copias
The Hard Problem [theatre programme] — Contribuidor — 2 copias
Teeth 1 copia
Dogg's Hamlet 1 copia
Travesties [theatre programme] — Contribuidor — 1 copia
Hapgood ; Rock and roll (2007) 1 copia
Tm Oyunlar II 1 copia
Dirty Linen 1 copia
La invención del amor (2000) 1 copia
Penelope (2022) 1 copia

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Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Straussler, Tomas
Stoppard, Tom
Otros nombres
Boot, William
Fecha de nacimiento
Lugar de nacimiento
Zlín, Czechoslovakia
Lugares de residencia
Zlín, Czechoslovakia (birth)
Darjeeling, India
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Mount Hermon School
Dolphin School, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Pocklington School, Yorkshire, England, UK
Stoppard, Miriam (wife|divorced)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2000)
Western Daily Press (reporter ∙ critic)
Bristol Evening World (feature writer ∙ humor columnist ∙ drama critic)
BBC Radio
Shakespeare Schools Festival (mostrar todos 10)
Index on Censorship
Amnesty International
Committee Against Psychiatric Abuse
The London Library (president)
Premios y honores
Order of Merit (2000)
Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1978)
Knight Bachelor (1997)
Royal Society of Literature (1972)
PEN Pinter prize (2013)
David Cohen Prize (2017) (mostrar todos 20)
John Whiting Award
Honorary Fellow, British Academy (2017)
PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award (2015)
America Award in Literature (2017)
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (2013)
American Theater Hall of Fame (1999)
Honorary doctorate, Yale University (2000)
Honorary degree, Cambridge University (2000)
Honorary Patronage, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin
The London Library (2002)
Tony Award (5x)
Laurence Olivier Award
Academy Award (1999)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award (2017)
Anthony Jones (PFD)
Biografía breve
Tom Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler to a Jewish family in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. With their parents Eugen Straussler, a doctor employed by the Bata shoe company, and Martha Becková, he and his brother fled the country in 1939 to escape Nazi occupation. \The family went to Singapore, where Bata had a factory. Tom, his mother and brother fled to Australia in 1941. Tom spent three years in a boarding school in Darjeeling, India. In 1945, his mother married Kenneth Stoppard. Tom attended the Dolphin School in Nottinghamshire, and later Pocklington School in Yorkshire. He left school at age 17 and began working as a journalist for the Western Daily Press in Bristol. IHe also wrote short radio plays and in 1960, moved to London and launched himself as a playwright with A Walk on the Water, later re-titled Enter a Free Man.
Aviso de desambiguación
The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.



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