Tom Stoppard | Critical Essay by Mary A. Doll

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Tom Stoppard.
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Critical Essay by Mary A. Doll

SOURCE: "Stoppard's Theatre of Unknowing," in British and Irish Drama since 1960, edited by James Acheson, The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1993, pp. 117-29.

In the essay below, Doll provides an overview of Stoppard's drama, noting the use of paradox, ambiguity, and humor, which characterize his work as "post-Absurdist. "

It should come as no surprise, given his background, that Tom Stoppard should be a playwright of paradox. His personal as well as professional life speak of a penchant for double, not stable, coding. Born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia, 3 July 1937, Tom Straussler became a child without a country, fleeing the effects of World War II by living with his family in Singapore, then in India, and finally in England—all before the age of nine. When his mother remarried after his father was killed, his name changed to Stoppard and his life...

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