Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tom Stoppard

The playwright-who even back then enjoyed a reputation as a bohemian conservative, with a heritage rooted in actual Bohemia-marveled at how little loved England was by its native sons and daughters. --Michael Weiss, Forty Years On: Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll and the end of the Soviet empire, The Weekly Standard, September 8, 2008 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Recommended reading:
by Tom Stoppard at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

Stoppard in Moscow: 'The Coast of Utopia' Returns Home, by Arkady Ostrovsky, Intelligent Life, December 2007

Stoppard's Romance by Anthony Grafton, review of The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard, The New York Review of Books, May 31, 2007

Liberalism's Lost Libretto by Eric Alterman, review of Lincoln Center Theater's production of The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard, The Nation, March 12, 2007

Playing With Ideas, by Daphne Merkin, The New York Times, November 26, 2006

The Real Tom Stoppard: Our greatest comic playwright, review by Jonathan Leaf of Tom Stoppard: A Life, by Ira Bruce Nadel, Weekly Standard, October 7, 2002

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