Every Good Boy Deserves Favour & Professional Foul
A volume containing the Tom Stoppard classics Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Professional Foul.
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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident’s son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Tom Stoppard’s darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty.
Every Good Boy premiered at the Festival Hall, London, in July 1977. It was revived at the National Theatre, London, in January 2009.
‘Professor Anderson, a somewhat devious academic, went to Prague to deliver a lecture on “Ethical Facts in Ethical Fiction” and to see a football match. Politics intruded when a former pupil of Anderson begged him to smuggle out a thesis arguing that “the ethics of the State can only be the ethics of the individual writ large” . . . Mr Stoppard’s BBC television debut was sheer delight.’ – Richard Last, Daily Telegraph
‘Plays which enhance civilization itself, which is what this does, are not seen once and laid away.’ – Bernard Levin, Sunday Times
Professional Foul was first shown on BBC TV in September 1977.
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