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Largo Desolato - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Largo Desolato

Vaclav Havel, Tom Stoppard

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

9m, 3f

ISBN: 9780802151636

English version by Tom Stoppard
"Stoppard's version emerges as a wonderfully comic and unself pitying piece.... The brilliance extends beyond its own country to the civil rights public at large.... It takes a comic writer of genius to make something funny out of this." - London…

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Professor Leopold Nettles is the author of a book that contains a troublesome paragraph. Accused of disturbing the intellectual peace, he is pressed by the government to deny what he has written. Internal demons join the external ones torturing the professor. Czechoslovakia's foremost playwright, an artist at odds with his government whose works are banned in his own country, has created a vivid and terrifying portrait of the writer in a totalitarian state.
"Stoppard's version emerges as a wonderfully comic and unself pitying piece.... The brilliance extends beyond its own country to the civil rights public at large.... It takes a comic writer of genius to make something funny out of this." - London Times
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9m, 3f

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Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel (1936 – 2011) was born in Prague, and was the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia and the proceeding Czech Republic. In addition to his notoriety from a long history of Czech political involvement, he is regarded as one of the most influential European playwrights. His plays include The Memorandum, The Garden Party, Temptation, and Largo Desolato. view full profile

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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