"On the Razzle"
This fourth volume of Tom Stoppard's work for the stage brings together five of his most celebrated translations and adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler ("Dalliance" and "Undiscovered Country"), Ferenc Molnar ("Rough Crossing," a classic farce set aboard an ocean liner), Johann Nestroy ("On the Razzle," a mad chase through Vienna), and Anton Chekhov ("The Seagull," the classic Russian country tale). According to "The Times" of London, "Adaptation in Stoppard's terms means finding a sympathetic text and using it as a springboard for invention that leaves the original far behind." In adapting these plays--some classics, some nearly forgotten--for the modern stage, Tom Stoppard has added his own unique elements of dazzling wit and verbal brilliance, hilarious parody and cutting satire, to create works that stand as exceptional works of theater that do not belong to any one age.
Tom Stoppard's other work includes "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead "(Tony Award), "Jumpers," "Travesties" (Tony Award), "Night and Day," "After Margritte," "The Real Thing "(Tony Award), "Enter a Free Man," "Hapgood," "Arcadia "(Evening Standard Award, The Oliver Award and the Critics Award), "Indian Ink" (a stage adaptation of his own play, "In the Native State") and "The Invention of Love."
His radio plays include "If You're Glad I'll Be Frank," "Albert's Bridge "(Italia Prize), "Where Are They Now?," "Artist Descending A Staircase," "The Dog It Was That Died" and "In the Native State "(Sony Award).
His work for television includes "Professional Foul" (Bafta Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award). His film credits include "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead "which he also directed (winner of the Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival).
Series: Faber Contemporary Classics
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st February 1999
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1