Indian Ink Criticism

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Stoppard is one of the leading playwrights of the twentieth century. Anne Wright, in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, asserts that Stoppard "ranks as a dramatist of brilliant and original comic genius." Wright succinctly captures the scope and success of his career as a dramatist, stating that "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." Wright notes that Stoppard's plays "have been heralded as major events by both audiences and critics. He is now a playwright of international reputation in Europe and the United States.... His popularity extends to both the intellectual avant-garde and...

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