Tom Stoppard Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Tom Stoppard

[This entry was updated by Anne Wright (University of Sunderland) from her entry in the Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, volume 8, pp. 366-388.]

Tom Stoppard, a leading figure of the British theater since the mid 1960s, ranks as a dramatist of brilliant and original comic genius. His first major success established him as a master of philosophical farce, combining dazzling theatricality and wit with a profound exploration of metaphysical concerns. His output through more than three decades has been extensive and varied, including original plays for radio and television, screenplays for television and film, adaptations and translations of works by European dramatists, several short stories, and a novel. His work for the stage comprises numerous short pieces and relatively few full-length plays. However, the interest generated by the éclat of his theatrical debut has been maintained, and successive plays have been heralded as major events by...

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