In this gripping narrative, Hermione Lee builds a unique portrait of one of our greatest playwrights. Find the discount code in the CHAT section of the event on Crowdcast. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the greatest playwrights of our time, as he talks to Lee, about his fascinating life … Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month! Tom Stoppard photographed by Jane Bown in 1967. His family moved to Singapore, Darjeeling and then England, after his father died on board a ship bombed by Japanese forces while Stoppard/Straussler was four. "The older he got, the less he cared about self-concealment," or so it is said of Sir Tom Stoppard, somewhere deep into the 865 pages of Tom Stoppard: A Life, Hermione Lee's capacious (to put it mildly) biography of the British theatre's leading wordsmith. Tom Stoppard: A Life Hermione Lee. https://guardianbookshop.com/tom-stoppard-9780571314430.html Available as a Kindle eBook. Hermione Lee has written an authorized biography of playwright, screenwriter, translator, and man of letters Tom Stoppard, called Tom Stoppard: A Life.It was released in the United Kingdom on October 1st and should appear in the United States on February 23, 2021. It is also a challenging read, partly because of its excessive length and partly because it bulges with often needless detail. Upcoming episodes of Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee. Tom Stoppard: A Life is published by Faber & Faber. This is a hugely impressive work. It is hard to imagine a more distinguished biographical pairing than a book on Sir Tom Stoppard written by Dame Hermione Lee. In The Invention of Love, Tom Stoppard has his Oscar Wilde character describe biography as “the mesh through which our real life escapes”. Anna Leszkiewicz is culture editor of the New Statesman. Buy this book. FREE Delivery. Comments Required. TOM STOPPARD: A LIFE. Stoppard’s life will not need writing again. As if being handsome, funny and a dazzling writer (and good at cricket and fly-fishing) weren’t enough, Stoppard is immensely rich – not just in money but also, Lee shows, in family, lovers, friends and even, which may sound pompous, moral qualities. https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Stoppard-Ira-Bruce-Nadel/dp/0312237782 Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. There are no upcoming broadcasts of this programme There is a special 20% discount for everyone who registers for the event. Stoppard’s life can be assembled on the page, just. The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee. Ira Nadel, professor of English at the University of British Columbia and author of Double Act: A Life of Tom Stoppard (2002), views the comedy as a mask. With unprecedented access to private papers, diaries, letters, and … The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee. Hermione Lee’s Tom Stoppard is a prodigious achievement. Tom Stoppard: A Life and over 8 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . In Tom Stoppard: A Life, Hermione Lee draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends, and long conversations with Stoppard himself. Buy a copy from our bookseller partner Waterstones and get an extra 20% off when you register for this event. Buy Tom Stoppard: A Life Main by Lee, Professor Dame Hermione (ISBN: 9780571314430) from Amazon's Book Store. “Tom Stoppard: A Life” is published by Faber & Faber. Tom Stoppard: A Life eBook: Lee, Hermione: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. In the event, Tom Stoppard: A Life shows that he has chosen well. Listen to the latest episodes of Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee on BBC Sounds Hermione Lee’s Tom Stoppard is a prodigious achievement. Arts & Photography › Performing Arts › Theatre Share £28.79. It is also a challenging read, partly because of its excessive length and partly because it bulges with often needless detail. Knopf, $35 (896p) ISBN 978-0-451-49322-4. Learn more. In a sense, though, those are its strengths. Name Review Subject Required. Tom Stoppard by Hermione Lee is published by Faber at £30. Tom Stoppard: A Life - RTÉ Arena on the new biography Updated / Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 13:01 Hermione Lee is the award-winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Philip Roth. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Tom Stoppard: A Life is published by Faber & Faber. The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard: the biography of our greatest living playwright, by one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, a star in her own right, Hermione Lee. Her biography is remarkable for its unprecedented access to private papers, diaries and letters, and for the countless interviews it draws on So Tom Stoppard has jauntily summarised his origins in Czechoslovakia where he was born Tomáš Straussler in 1937. This title will be released on February 23, 2021. Until I read Hermione Lee’s life of Tom Stoppard, I didn’t know it was possible to bask in envy. Tom Stoppard: A Life [9780571314430] Rating Required. This article appears in the 23 October 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Ten lessons of the pandemic . by Hermione Lee (Faber £30, 860pp) Transport yourself, in these sad days of silenced theatres, to a full-house Old Vic on the evening of April 11, 1967. Tom Stoppard: A Life review – smuggling heart into a scholar's story. Tom Stoppard photographed by Jane Bown in 1967. Elucidating what the fuss is all about can only really happen on the stage. Irish actress Sinéad Cusack had a 10-year relationship with Tom Stoppard, according to an official biography of the playwright. In a sense Buy a copy from our bookseller partner Waterstones. 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