- n British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
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- Shotgun’s ‘By And By’ wrestles with cloning, relationships
A growing number of playwrights grapple with the ethical issues of science and technology. Tom Stoppard was a pioneer, and Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen was a memorable exploration of nuclear physics and the responsibilities of scientists. In the Bay Area, Stanford’s Carl Djerassi , one of the inventors of the Pill, has a minor sideline as a playwright writing about science. By And By, which ...
June 7, 2013 - Berkeleyside
- Is The End Near, And Will It Be Awesome?
Kevin Williamson is a wonder. Few drama critics can write about the federal fisc with such depth, and few economics writers can so elegantly weave in allusions to T.S. Eliot, Tom Stoppard and Arthur Miller. It’s easy to agree with one of the two titular propositions in his book, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome. Is our fiscal ship in flames, taking on water and heading straight for ...
June 6, 2013 - Forbes
- Tom Stoppard in Reuters
The relevance (of The Cherry Orchard) has to do with the thought that human nature doesn't change very much," Stoppard said. "His plays reflect the complexity of human psychology and behavior more than any other playwright's I can think...