Travesties: A Play by Tom Stoppard

Type
Book
Authors
Stoppard ( Tom Stoppard )
 
ISBN 10
039417884X 
ISBN 13
9780394178844 
Category
Play  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1975 
Publisher
Evergreen, United States 
Pages
99 
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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Taking Carr as his core, Stoppard spins this historical coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profoundly influential men in a germinal Europe as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholy riveting memory of an aging Henry Carr. - from Amzon 
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