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Boundary, The - Short Play, Comedy

Boundary, The

Tom Stoppard, Clive Exton

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Short Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573120466

Arriving at the library to continue work on his dictionary, Johnson is horrified to discover that the place has been ransacked. Paper is everywhere, so much that the body of his wife, Brenda, is hidden from view. Johnson and his collaborator conclude that the vandalism is the work of Brenda, who was…

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Arriving at the library to continue work on his dictionary, Johnson is horrified to discover that the place has been ransacked. Paper is everywhere, so much that the body of his wife, Brenda, is hidden from view. Johnson and his collaborator conclude that the vandalism is the work of Brenda, who was scorned for her lack of talent as a lexicographer. The true explanation is outside the window and beyond, when the significance of the cricketer becomes clear. Originally produced for television, this one act play combines wit, wordplay and a touch of comic absurdity.
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4m, 1f

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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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