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Rock 'n' Roll (Stoppard) - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Rock 'n' Roll (Stoppard)

Tom Stoppard

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

7m, 6f

ISBN: 9780802143075

"TRIUMPHANT. ROCK 'N' ROLL is arguably STOPPARD'S FINEST PLAY. He is a MAGICIAN, and this is a passionately acted, decades-spanning tale of love, revolution and music. Stoppard treats the characters of ROCK 'N' ROLL with a deep affection I've never e…

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Rock 'n' Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan's volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.
"TRIUMPHANT. ROCK 'N' ROLL is arguably STOPPARD'S FINEST PLAY. He is a MAGICIAN, and this is a passionately acted, decades-spanning tale of love, revolution and music. Stoppard treats the characters of ROCK 'N' ROLL with a deep affection I've never encountered from him before..." - The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! FUNNY and ENTHRALLING! ROCK 'N' ROLL offers you something to take out of the theater you didn't come in with. Stoppard has focused the same lens and the same dramatic process he used in THE COAST OF UTOPIA on his own time -- And it's now even more sharply focused!" - New York Post

"ROCK 'N' ROLL touches the heart while stimulating the mind. An intellectually challenging, intensely theatrical piece of work that is destined to be talked about wherever playgoers gather. I wouldn't have missed it for the world." - The Wall Street Journal

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CASTING

7m, 6f

CASTING NOTES

The characters age 22 years during the course of the play.

The Piper.
Esme: a flower child of the 60s; 16. 
Jan: 29-50s;
Max: a bruiser; 51-70s. 
Eleanor: also plays Esme in Act II; late 40s.
Gillian: student.
Interrogator: middle-ranking bureaucrat; youngish.
Ferdinand: 29-50s.
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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