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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOR AND PROFESSIONAL FOUL.

Stoppard, Tom.

ISBN 10: 0394501578 / ISBN 13: 9780394501574
Published by NY: GROVE PRESS. 1978, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOR AND ...

Publisher: NY: GROVE PRESS. 1978

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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It is Tom Stoppard's very special skill as the master comedian of ideas in the modern theater to create brilliant, biting humor out of serious concerns. Virtually assaulting the audience with a cascade of words and a conspicuous display of intellect, Stoppard, in "Every Good Boy Deserves Favor," contrasts the circumstances of a political prisoner and a mental patient in a Soviet insane asylum, to question the difference, if any, between free will and the freedom to conform. The situation, in which the mental patient "hears" an orchestra, is both chilling and funny as we are introduced to two men who happen to share the same name, are in carcerated in the same cell, and are attended by the same doctor.

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