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Tom Stoppard
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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, After Magritte, Dirty Linen, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, the trilogy The Coast of Utopia, Rock ’n’ Roll, The Hard Problem and Leopoldstadt.
His radio plays include If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank, Albert’s Bridge, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, In the Native State and Darkside (incorporating Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon).
Television work includes Professional Foul, Squaring the Circle and Parade’s End.
Film credits include Empire of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma and Anna Karenina.

Biography
1963
A Walk on the Water (TV) 

1964
Reunion; Life, Times: Fragments; The Story; Introduction 2: Stories by New Writers; 
The Dissolution of Dominic Boot (radio); ‘M’ is for Moon Among Other Things (radio) 

1965
The Gamblers; A Paragraph for Mr Blake (TV) 

1966
If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank (radio); Lord Malquist & Mr Moon; A Separate Peace 
(TV); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
1967
Teeth (TV); Another Moon Called Earth (TV); Albert’s Bridge (radio) 

1968
Enter a Free Man; The Real Inspector Hound; Neutral Ground (TV) 

1969
Albert’s Bridge (stage); If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank (stage)
1970
After Magritte; Where Are They Now? (radio); The Engagement (TV)
1971
Dogg’s Our Pet
1972
Jumpers; Artist Descending a Staircase (radio)

1973
Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba
1974
Travesties

1975
The Boundary (TV, with Clive Exton); The Romantic Englishwoman (screenplay); Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat (TV)

1976
Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land; The (Fifteen-minute) Dogg’s Troupe Hamlet
1977
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour; Professional Foul (TV)

1978
Despair (screenplay); Night and Day

1979
Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth; Schnitzler’s Undiscovered Country

1980
The Human Factor (screenplay)

1981
Nestroy’s On the Razzle

1982
The Real Thing
; The Dog It Was That Died
 (radio)

1983
Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (libretto)

1984
Squaring the Circle (TV); Molnár’s Rough Crossing

1985
Brazil (co-author, screenplay)

1986
Schnitzler’s Dalliance; Havel’s Largo Desolato

1987
Empire of the Sun (screenplay)

1988
Hapgood; Artist Descending a Staircase (stage)

1989
The Dog It Was That Died (TV)

1990
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (screenplay, direction); The Russia House (screenplay)

1991
In the Native State (radio); Billy Bathgate (screenplay)
1993
Arcadia; Lehár’s The Merry Widow (libretto)

1994
Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat (radio)

1995
Indian Ink

1997
Chekhov’s The Seagull; The Invention of Love
2001
Enigma (screenplay)
2002
The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage
2003
Brecht’s Galileo (written as screenplay 1970–1)
2004
Pirandello’s Henry IV; 
Sibleyras’s Heroes
2006
Rock ’n’ Roll 
On ‘Dover Beach’ (radio); Chekhov’s Ivanov; 
Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
2012
Ford’s Parade’s End (TV); Anna Karenina (screenplay)
2013
Darkside (radio)

2014
Lee Hall’s Shakespeare in Love (stage)
2015
The Hard Problem
2017
Tulip Fever (co-author, screenplay)
2019
Penelope (libretto)

2020
Leopoldstadt
Books by Tom Stoppard
Author Videos
Hermione Lee and Tom Stoppard in conversation to celebrate the publication of Hermione Lee's biography,  <i>
Tom Stoppard: A Life</i>
, 30 September 2020 with <i>
Guardian Live</i>
 online
Patrick Marber and Tom Stoppard in the rehearsal room for <i>
Leopoldstadt</i>

Author Videos
Hermione Lee and Tom Stoppard in conversation to celebrate the publication of Hermione Lee's biography,  <i>
Tom Stoppard: A Life</i>
, 30 September 2020 with <i>
Guardian Live</i>
 online
Hermione Lee and Tom Stoppard in conversation to celebrate the publication of Hermione Lee's biography, 
Tom Stoppard: A Life
, 30 September 2020 with 
Guardian Live
 online
Patrick Marber and Tom Stoppard in the rehearsal room for <i>
Leopoldstadt</i>

Patrick Marber and Tom Stoppard in the rehearsal room for 
Leopoldstadt
Quotes from Tom Stoppard

‘We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.’

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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‘Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one, a moment, in childhood when it first occurred to you that you don't go on for ever. It must have been shattering – stamped into one's memory. And yet I can't remember it. It never occurred to me at all. What does one make of that? We must be born with an intuition of mortality. Before we know the words for it, before we know that there are words, out we come, bloodied and squalling with the knowledge that for all the compasses in the world, there's only one direction, and time is its only measure. ’

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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‘We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language. Ancient cures for diseases will reveal themselves once more. Mathematical discoveries glimpsed and lost to view will have their time again. You do not suppose, my lady, that if all of Archimedes had been hiding in the great library of Alexandria, we would be at a loss for a corkscrew?’

Arcadia
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‘Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn't take it. ’

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
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‘When I was at school, on certain afternoons we all had to do what was called Labour - weeding, sweeping, sawing logs for the boiler-room, that kind of thing; but if you had a chit from Matron you were let off to spend the afternoon messing about in the Art Room. Labour or Art. And you’ve got a chit for life? (passionately) Where did you get it? What is an artist? For every thousand people there’s nine hundred doing the work, ninety doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky bastard who’s the artist.’

Travesties
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‘A genuine love of learning is one of the two delinquencies which cause blindness and lead a young man to ruin.’

The Invention of Love
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Pollard Well, what's it like, Jackson
Jackson Kissing girls is not like science, nor is it like sport. It is the third thing when you thought there were only two.
Pollard Gosh.

The Invention of Love
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‘Girls who kiss don't know Latin.’

The Invention of Love
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‘You think human nature is a beast which must be put in a cage. But it's the cage that makes the animal bad.’

Rock 'n' Roll
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‘But you live as if without history, as if you throw no shadow behind you.’

Leopoldstadt
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‘By all that’s holy, it happened in one lifetime. My grandfather wore a caftan, my father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner – actors, writers, musicians. We buy the books, we look at the paintings, we go to the theatre, the restaurant, we employ music teachers for our children. A new writer, if he’s a great poet like Hofmannsthal, walks among us like a demi-god. We literally worship culture. When we make money, that’s what the money is for, to put us at the beating heart of Viennese culture. This is the Promised Land, and not because it’s some place on a map where my ancestors came from. We’re Austrians now. Austrians of Jewish descent! ’

Leopoldstadt
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