Undiscovered Country

by  Arthur Schnitzler, Tom Stoppard

Full Length Play  /  16m, 11f, 1boy(s), 2girl(s)

"A theatrical feast: a play that combines detailed psychology with a portrait of a society.... What the play shows us is couples indulging in a polite sexual excuse me behind which lurks panic, death and an insane preoccupation with honour." 

In the UK this play is available in the volume "Stoppard Plays 4" with the plays Dalliance, Rough Crossing, On the Razzle and The Seagull.

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    16m, 11f, 1boy(s), 2girl(s)

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Set in turn of the century Viennese society, the play opened in London to great critical acclaim.
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"A theatrical feast: a play that combines detailed psychology with a portrait of a society.... What the play shows us is couples indulging in a polite sexual excuse me behind which lurks panic, death and an insane preoccupation with honour.... What is fascinating is that the action is conducted against a background of tennis parties, trips to the Dolomites, charade like affairs and summerhouse banter against Art Deco panels. Everything suggests a world of golden leisure and civilized deceit. But what Schnitzler shows us is the corrosive effect of habitual lying on this Smiles of a Summer Night' atmosphere and the destructive impact of the hero's contaminated sense of honour. I think it's a marvelous play because it pinpoints decadence with wit and irony."" - Guardian

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16m, 11f, 1boy(s), 2girl(s)
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Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves ...

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