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Tom Stoppard: Faber Critical Guide

Jim Hunter

Tom Stoppard: Faber Critical Guide by Jim Hunter is the essential introduction, analysis and exploration of Tom Stoppard’s enormously influential body of plays.

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Are you fascinated by Stoppard’s plays but want an informed view into their complexities?
Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation?
Do you teach Stoppard and need a reliable guide?

A Faber Critical Guide to Tom Stoppard’s major work gives us all this and more:

– an introduction to the distinctive features of the playwright’s work
– the significance of the playwright in the context of modern theatre
– a detailed analysis of each of the classic plays: language, structure and character
– feature of performance
– select bibliography

Complied by experts in their field, for use in classroom, college or home, Faber Critical Guides are the essential companions to the work of all the leading dramatists.

Also in this series: Faber Critical Guides to the major works of Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Sean O’Casey and Harold Pinter.


Jim Hunter is the author of three studies of Stoppard including About Stoppard and The Faber Critical Guide to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties and Arcadia, as well as of other critical works and novels. A former teacher and headmaster, he is now an associate lecturer with the Open University.

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