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Tom Stoppard: Plays II

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: June 22, 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

The Arts and Theatre Institute is issuing the second collection in the complete Czech edition of Tom Stoppard’s writings for theatre. The book contains texts written and staged before 1989, reflecting the playwright’s interest in the existential dimension of the divided world of the Cold War: Jumpers, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Night and Day and Hapgood. However, these works are not lacking in Stoppard’s sense of the absurd and wordplay, or the impressive levity with which he manages to introduce viewers to the most complex issues of the modern world; they also poke fun at 20th century art.

There will be a stage reading of one of the plays in the collection, a one-act play with the mysterious title Every Good Boy Deserves Favour that has, unfortunately, become topical once again.

Evening hosted by Michael Žantovský.

Kamila Černá will present the book.


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