Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE, FRSL (born Tomáš Straüssler; 3 July 1937) is a British playwright, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.

In 1939, Stoppard left Czechoslovakia as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. He has been married twice, to Josie Ingle (1965–1972) and Miriam Stoppard (1972–1992), and has two sons from each marriage, one of whom is actor Ed Stoppard.

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Evening Standard Awards - Winners 1955–2011 - Best Play
... by David Storey 1971 Butley by Simon Gray 1972 Jumpers by Tom Stoppard 1973 Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo De Filippo, adapted by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall 1974 The Norman Conquests by Alan ...
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... The best-known is Tom Stoppard's 1966 play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead which retells many of the events of the story from the point of view of the characters ... more than an extended comedy sketch, lacking the portent and linguistic complexity of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ... Sun-Times said of the play "Far more surreal and twisted than Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 12 Ophelias is a reminder of just how ...

Famous quotes by tom stoppard:

    I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
    Tom Stoppard (b. 1937)

    I don’t think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.
    Tom Stoppard (b. 1937)