The first major biography of Britain's most successful playwright In this major study Ira Nadel brilliantly recounts Stoppard's life, from his escape as a child from the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia via Singapore and India to London where he fetched up in swinging '60s London. Stoppard was the youngest playwright ever produced at the National Theatre, and his career went from there in leaps and bounds to success in the West End and international recognition. Exploring past and present friendships with Kenneth Tynan, Peter O'Toole, Trevor Nunn, Miriam Stoppard, Felicity Kendal and Marie Helvin among many others as well as the human rights work of his more recent years, Double Act is a definitive portrait of the man behind the plays. In addition, Nadel's incisive study shows how Stoppard's life imitates his art and vice versa: the multiple identities of the plays reflect his multi-layered past, the apparent contradictions of his life giving rise to dramatic works that elegantly and irresistibly explore the shifting nature of reality.This biography draws on inside sources including Stoppard's own notebooks & letters, some previously unpublished.
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Descrizione libro Methuen, London, U.K., 2002. Cloth. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition. 620pp; b/w pls. Notes. Index. New. Unclipped. Mint. 1st printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback Biography. Codice libro della libreria 008062
Descrizione libro Methuen Drama. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0413730506 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0201759
Descrizione libro Methuen Drama, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110413730506
Descrizione libro Methuen, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0413730506