Speaker Tom Stoppard at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Tom Stoppard


Tom Stoppard’s first full-length play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, was staged by the National Theatre in 1967. This was followed by other award-winning works, including Jumpers, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with Andre Previn), Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia (a trilogy), Rock’n’Roll and The Hard Problem. His stage adaptations and translations include Undiscovered Country, On the Razzle, Rough Crossing, The Seagull, Henry IV, Heroes, Ivanov and The Cherry Orchard. Stoppard has also written for radio, television and film. His screen credits, as writer and co-writer, include Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love, winner of an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also directed his own screenplay of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Stoppard received a knighthood in 1997 and in 2000 was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen.

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