Tom Stoppard Plays 5 : The Real Thing; Night & Day; Hapgood; Indian Ink; Arcadia, Paperback Book

Tom Stoppard Plays 5 : The Real Thing; Night & Day; Hapgood; Indian Ink; Arcadia Paperback

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This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language.The collection includes The Real Thing, Night & Day, Hapgood, Indian Ink and Arcadia, about which the reviewer for the Daily Telegraph said 'I have never left a new play more convinced that I'd just witnessed a masterpiece'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780571197514

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Liked Arcadia a lot. Play switches between a group of friends in the present and a family in the past. In the past there is a tutor and a smart young girl and her brother, sister and mother. A historian in th epresent is trying to restore the gardens of the house and unfolds the stories of the past.The Real Thing was not as good, but still enjoyable about two couples and their relationships and affairs and break ups. His writing is very witty and fun, I would love to see the plays live.

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Tom Stoppard's drama is complex and full of witty wordplay. It can be confusing, especially upon first reading or viewing, but all of that is just a part of what makes his work so beautiful and appealing to the reader or playgoer who, caught up in the wordplay and fireworks of the complexity, experiences the brilliant result. This collection has two, maybe three, of his best works - or at least my favorites. Like all great works of literature they are worth returning to; the levels of meaning continue to unfold a reveal the worth of each play.

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