Tom Stoppard | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Joseph J. Feeney

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Tom Stoppard.
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Critical Essay by Joseph J. Feeney

SOURCE: "Fantasy in Structure: Layered Metaphor in Stopparci," in Forms of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Third International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film, edited by Jan Hokenson and Howard Pearce, Greenwood Press, 1986, pp. 233-39.

The following was first presented at a 1982 conference. Feeney contends that the seeming spontaneity of Stoppard's imagination obscures the careful craftsmanship of his plays, which, he claims, are structured around set of "parallel metaphors. "

Tom Stoppard has an imagination that feeds on analogies. "Things are so interrelated," he once commented in an interview [in Ronald Hayman's Tom Stoppard, 1979]; and in writing his plays Stoppard frequently finds himself discovering (often to his own surprise) various "convergences of different threads," "structural pivots," and points of "cross reference." In these...

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