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Real Inspector Hound, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Real Inspector Hound, The

Tom Stoppard

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573614675

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept into the whodunit they are viewing.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - A theatre where the set is the drawing room of the Muldoon Manor.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Rave reviews greeted this long one act masterpiece of farce when it was recently revived in London with Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy.

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

REVIEWS

"The Real Inspector Hound is an exceedingly clever lampoon, sharply in focus..." - The New York Times, Read More

"Really funny comic gems." - Daily Mail

"What absurd fun Tom Stoppard created when he let fantasies run wild." - Evening Standard

"Witty and delicious parody of the fog bound whodunit." - Guardian

"A tour de force of theatrical metaphysics." - Daily Mail

"A masterpiece.... Stoppard mines murder mystery conventions and strikes gold." - Independent on Sunday

The Real Inspector Hound premiered at the Criterion Theatre in London in June 1968 under the direction of Robert Chetwyn.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

MOON - a second string critic.
BIRDBOOT - a rival critic.
MRS. DRUDGE - housekeeper of Muldoon Manor. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing.
SIMON - a visitor to Muldoon Manor. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing.
FELICITY - one of Simon's lovers. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing.
CYNTHIA - another of Simon's lovers. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing.
MAGNUS - the crippled half-brother to Lord Muldoon. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing.
INSPECTOR HOUND - detective inspecting a murder at Muldoon Manor. Character in the play Birdboot and Moon are reviewing. 
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Author
Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

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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