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The Resource Tom Stoppard : a life, Hermione Lee

Tom Stoppard : a life, Hermione Lee

Label
Tom Stoppard : a life
Title
Tom Stoppard
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Hermione Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A perfect match of writer and subject: one of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights--with his cooperation and access to a trove of hitherto unseen material. Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech, " Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him. Lee's in-depth analysis seamlessly weaves Stoppard's life and work together into a vivid, insightful, and always riveting portrait of a remarkable man"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Hermione
Dewey number
822/.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6069.T6
LC item number
Z74 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stoppard, Tom
  • Authors, English
  • Dramatists, English
  • Stoppard, Tom
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Tom Stoppard : a life, Hermione Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
First acts -- In transit -- Englishness -- The newcomer -- Brennus -- Walking on water -- On the scene -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead -- Success -- Miriam -- 'Tom Stoppard doesn't know' -- Acrobatics -- The home team -- Travesties -- Terra firma -- Prisoners of conscience -- The fourth estate -- Undiscovered countries -- The real thing -- Crossing -- Doubles -- Script doctor -- Changing states -- Arcadia -- Mother and son -- Reinventions -- The scar of time -- Sir Tom, OM -- Utopia -- Commitments and engagements -- Rock 'n' roll -- Parade's end -- Circumspice -- The eightieth year -- A charmed life
Control code
on1157677048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 872 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451493224
Lccn
2020023897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030173476
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical table
Label
Tom Stoppard : a life, Hermione Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
First acts -- In transit -- Englishness -- The newcomer -- Brennus -- Walking on water -- On the scene -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead -- Success -- Miriam -- 'Tom Stoppard doesn't know' -- Acrobatics -- The home team -- Travesties -- Terra firma -- Prisoners of conscience -- The fourth estate -- Undiscovered countries -- The real thing -- Crossing -- Doubles -- Script doctor -- Changing states -- Arcadia -- Mother and son -- Reinventions -- The scar of time -- Sir Tom, OM -- Utopia -- Commitments and engagements -- Rock 'n' roll -- Parade's end -- Circumspice -- The eightieth year -- A charmed life
Control code
on1157677048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 872 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451493224
Lccn
2020023897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030173476
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical table

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