Selected Plays: 1984-1987

Vaclav Havel

The Selected Plays: 1984-1987 of pre-eminent Czech writer and thinker Vaclav Havel includes Largo Desolato, Temptation and Redevelopment in three definitive translations by Tom Stoppard, George Theiner and James Saunders respectively.

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Paperback
ISBN
9780571172115
Date Published
01.08.1994
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Summary

The plays in this volume, which complements Selected Plays 1963-1983 are Largo Desolato, Temptation and Redevelopment in versions by Tom Stoppard, George Theiner and James Saunders respectively.

Their themes are freedom of thought, Faustian opportunism and town planning as metaphors for life in Eastern Europe before the collapse of Communism, all handled with their author’s characteristic wit and irony, and written before he was translated from a prison to the highest office of state.

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Václav Havel was born in Czechoslovakia in 1936. Among his plays, those best known in the West areThe Garden Party, The Memorandum, Largo Desolato, Temptation, and three one-act plays, Audience,Private View and Protest. He is a founding spokesman of Charter 77 and the author of many influential essays on the nature of totalitarianism and dissent. In 1979 he was sentenced…

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