DOUBLE ACT (Biography and Autobiography)

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Tom Stoppard is one of the foremost writers of his generation; a giant of the English stage whose intellectual puzzles are box-office magic and whose personality is as notoriously intriguing as his works. Ira Nadel recounts this eventful life, from Stoppard's childhood - escaping the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic to settle in Britain - to his breakthrough as a writer, his first theatrical success as the youngest playwright ever at the National Theatre, and his subsequent rise to the West End and international eminence. This portrait explores Stoppard's past and present friendships and partnerships - with Kenneth Tynan, Peter O'Toole, Trevor Nunn and Felicity Kendal among many others - and also the human rights work of his more recent years. It shows how Stoppard's life imitates his art and vice versa: the multiple identities of the plays reflecting his multi-layered past, and teh apparent contradictions of his life giving rise to dramatic works that elegantly and insistently exploe the shifting nature of reality.

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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The story of Stoppard s life is a compelling one and it is laid out with extraordinary detail in this first major biography - Evening Standard Double Act is the first major biography of one of the world s celebrated most writers, From his early theatrical success as the youngest playwright ever produced at the National Theatre, to his Academy Award for Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard s work is renowned for its dazzling wit, invention and box-office appeal. But his real life is a more complicated affair still; and this acclaimed and authoritative book reveals the remarkable private story of a man who from childhood had to invent his own personality, and whose multi-layered dramas reflect the enduring contradictions of his life. An impressive biography .it makes a good story out of that most unpromising subject, an unqualified and extended triumph. Spectator Appealingly embellished with Stoppard s shrewd witticisms about his work and full of keen perceptions of its own, Double Act offers an exhaustive and enlightening overview of a singular talent that is happiest when expressing itself in dual ways. Sunday Times Nadel is excellent at providing an exposition of Stoppard s ideas and the wider social context in which he lives. Independent on Sunday A searching biography of this mercurial writer .Nadel builds an engrossing picture of someone in continual self-reinvention. Jewish Chronicle Stoppard s playwriting career, unsurprisingly, constitutes the largest component of the biography, and the production details, gossip and contractual facts make for fascinating reading. Irish Times If the genius of Nadel s subject lies in paradox, it also needs genius to turn that paradox into an event. This book is one, and a palpable hit. Good Book Guide Essential reading for all students of theatre. Hampstead Highgate. Seller Inventory # AAV9780413730602

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