Largo Desolato

by  Tom Stoppard, Vaclav Havel

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  9m, 3f

"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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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.
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"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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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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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 Memora ...

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