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British astronauts have landed on the moon first, Penelope is plagued by a psychosomatic illness, receiving daily visits from a dubious doctor. The mysterious death of Penelope’s nanny takes a back seat to philosophical musings on absolute truth. When the lunanaut discovers space he exposes the world’s existence to be nothing more than a local custom, "because he has seen the edges where we stop".
Published in Tom Stoppard Plays: 3.
Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born playwright. He began his career in England in 1954 as a journalist, soon moving to London in 1960 to start work as a playwright. His first play, A Walk on the Water (1960), which was televised in 1963, soon reached London with a stage version titled Enter a Free Man (1968). His next work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1964-65), showed at the 1966 Edinburgh ... view full profile
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