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Plays II / Stoppard


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Autor / Author: Tom Stoppard
Nakladatel / Publisher: Institut umění – Divadelní ústav
Tvůrci / Creative: Edici řídí: Zbyněk Černík, editorka svazku: Jitka Sloupová, přeložili: Zbyněk Černík, Šimon Dominik, Zuzana Josková, Anežka Kuzmičová, Lukáš Novák, Lenka Pavlovská, Lucie Šmídová, Ondřej Vimr, Jitka Sloupová, Ester Žantovská, doslov: Barbara Day
Jazyk / Language: česky
ISBN: 978-80-7008-455-7
EAN: 9788070084557
Rok vydání / Year of publication: 2022
Vazba / Binding: pevná V8 s přebalem
Edice / Edition: divadelni_hry
Oddělení / Department: edicni_oddeleni
Počet stran / Number of pages: 520
SKU: 6656546 Categories: ,


Twenty years after the publication of Tom Stoppard: Plays (2002), which contained the best-known titles of this world-famous playwright of Czech origin (*1937, Zlín), the second volume of his plays is published by the Arts and Theatre Institute. This, together with the forthcoming third volume, which will introduce the rich world of the playwright’s later works, will complete the Czech edition of Stoppard’s original works written for the theatre.

Plays II includes texts written and performed before 1989. From Stoppard’s early work, Free as a Bird, through the intellectually playful to madcap comedies After Magritte, Dirty Laundry and Undiscovered Country, we move on to plays that reflect the playwright’s interest in the existential dimension of the divided world of the Cold War – Jumpers, EGHDF, Night and Day and Double Agent. Even in these, however, we don’t miss Stoppard’s sense of the absurd (in his early days he was – rather erroneously – assigned to absurdist playwrights) and verbal gags, the admirable ease with which he is able, in the dimension of a theatrical performance, to introduce the audience to the most complex problems of the contemporary world and (as in The Artist Descending the Stairs) to make fun of 20th century art. In Night and Day and Double Agent, moreover, strong female characters, and with them an emotionality that Stoppard’s early plays seemingly denied, begin to assert themselves in his drama.

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Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 23.7 × 14.7 × 3.3 cm
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