About Stoppard by Jim Hunter – featuring interviews with and analysis of Tom Stoppard – joins the classic series The Playwright and the Work, fast becoming the essential books on theatre and drama for students, scholars and enthusiasts.
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In About Stoppard, Jim Hunter charts the work of a leading living dramatist who has brought delight to the world’s theatres for more than forty years. The book presents a series of new interviews, with Tom Stoppard himself and with the practitioners who put his work on stage, such as directors Peter Wood, Trevor Nunn and Richard Eyre, lighting and set designers, and actors Felicity Kendal, John Wood, Essie Davis, Stephen Dillane and Simon Russell Beale. There’s also a wealth of digest material and an extensive introduction which places Stoppard’s plays in context, making this volume an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the work of this sensational playwright.
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