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Literary prize: David Cohen Prize

They've announced that Tom Stoppard has won this year's David Cohen Prize, a biennial £40,000 author award that has previously gone to, among others, Nobel laureates V.S.Naipaul (1993), Harold Pinter (1995), and Doris Lessing (2001)...

Casting Is Underway for RTC’s ‘Travesties’ on Broadway

Tom Stoppard’s wrenching play “Travesties” is getting the Broadway revival treatment this season thanks to Roundabout Theatre Company. The team is holding Equity Principal Auditions—and soon! Under the casting direction of Jim Carnahan—who...Show More Summary

Irvine Barclay Theatre broadcasts live play from London

The Irvine Barclay Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 20 will host a live screening of Tom Stoppard’s situation comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor […]

Tom Stoppard, Now In His Eighties, Dazzled By The Wealth Of Topics For His Next Play

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The playwright politely ducked the question about what might come next, saying that he was eternally on the hunt for material—in magazines, newspapers, science journals, monographs—but hadn’t yet located something that felt like a script. Brexit fascinated him, he added, as did the rise of Trump. He’d also considered writing a drama about cloning, and […]

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In Prospect Andrew Dickson considers Tom Stoppard's heartfelt high jinks.

Review: The Hard Problem (Court Theatre)

Court Theatre's The Hard Problem, by Tom Stoppard, is sleek, smart and beguiling. Director Charles Newell’s sharp and luminous cast keeps you engaged both intellectually and emotionally, even when the dialogue is less than dazzling. Recommended. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review...)

Theater openings March 17-23

Saturday "The Hard Problem": A young psychologist faces the implications of her research in this Tom Stoppard drama. Through April 9 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; 773-753-4472 and www.courttheatre.org Sunday "Falling": A mother with an autistic son takes on a labor of love in Interrobang...

Photos of Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

The 50th Anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead starring Harry Potter’s own Daniel Radcliffe, opens tonight at the Old Vic Theatre in London’s West End. The absurdist comedy, which is set against...Show More Summary

A Trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s New Play

As reported by Leaky earlier this year, National Theater Live will broadcast live Daniel Radcliffe’s return to the West End stage in the 50th Anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead from the Old Vic Theatre on April 20 to select London cinemas. Radcliffe plays Rosencrantz in the iconic absurdist comedy based...read more!

Why literature is the ultimate big data challenge

11 months agoArts : Prospero

NUMBER-crunching literary criticism was the butt of an academic in-joke in “Arcadia” (1993), Tom Stoppard’s cerebral play. Bernard Nightingale, a foppish poetry don, scoffs at a colleague who used a computer program to attribute an anonymous story to D.H.

Daniel Radcliffe on Upcoming Play and Open to Returning as Harry

Daniel Radcliffe appeared today on Good Morning Britain with co-star Joshua McGuire to discuss their roles in the upcoming 50th Anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic in London. When Radcliffe was asked about returning as the Boy Who Lived, in a possible film version of Harry Potter and...read more!

Daniel Radcliffe’s West End Return to Be Broadcast Live

As reported by Leaky last fall here, Daniel Radcliffe will be making his return to the West End stage in the 50th Anniversary Production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. According to National Theater Live, the play will be broadcast live on April 20, 2017 from the Old Vic Theatre to cinemas around...read more!

Tom Stoppard’s First New Play In a Decade

The profound question being debated here — is consciousness no more than brain tissue and, if so, is altruism merely the product of evolutionary biology? — has brought Stoppard into public colloquies with scientists and philosophers investigating this quintessential 21st century conundrum.

With his first new play in nearly a decade, Tom Stoppard aims to 'stretch your mind just a little bit'

"I don't think I've ever spent half an hour in my life doing research," said playwright Tom Stoppard when asked about the impressive erudition behind his intellectually dazzling comedies. "I've spent many, many days of my life reading for pleasure in order to inform myself about something," he...

Vice versa, Brute? Big, new 'Caesar' overlooks the main character

Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" needed only a room and a table. Stephen Sondheim's "Company" was fine with a New York apartment. It has taken until now for the extraordinary production capabilities of Jeanne Gang's new Writers Theatre space in Glencoe to be evident — and, boy, are they on display in a...

Strong cast and inspired staging command your attention in A Noise Within's 'Arcadia'

When a play references Fermat’s Last Theorem in the first minute of dialogue, you know you better pay close attention. That’s the case with Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” a dizzying blend of philosophy, physics, higher mathematics and even higher comedy that requires diligent parsing throughout its...

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