The Boundary

by  Tom Stoppard, Clive Exton

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 1f

Arriving at the library to continue work on his dictionary, Johnson is horrified to discover that the place has been ransacked. Originally produced for television, this one act play combines wit, wordplay and a touch of comic absurdity.

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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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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Lexicographer's library.

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4m, 1f
JOHNSON
BUNYANS
BRENDA
1ST CRICKETER
2ND CRICKETER
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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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Clive Exton

Clive Exton

First produced by the BBC on July 19, 1975, for Eleventh Hour.

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