Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard worked as a freelance journalist while writing radio plays, a novel (Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon), and the first of his plays to be staged in England, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, winner of the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play. His subsequent plays include The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties (Tony Award), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with André Previn), Night and Day, The Real Thing (Tony Award), Hapgood, Arcadia (Oliver Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Tony Award nomination), Indian Ink, and The Invention of Love. The 2006 American premiere of Mr. Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, at Lincoln Center Theater won seven Tony Awards. Rock 'n' Roll, his most recent play, premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in June 2006 and on Broadway in November 2007. Mr. Stoppard's translations and adaptations include Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba, Schnitzler's Undiscovered Country and Dalliance, Nestroy's On the Razzle, Václav Havel's Largo Desolato, Rough Crossing (based on Ferenc Molnàr's Play in the Castle), and Gérald Sibleyras' Heroes. He has written screenplays for Despair, The Romantic Englishwoman, The Human Factor, Brazil (co-author), Empire of the Sun, The Russia House, Billy Bathgate, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (which he also directed and which won the Prix d'Or for Best Film at the 1990 Venice Film Festival), Shakespeare in Love (Golden Globe Award and Academy Award, with co-author Marc Norman), and Enigma.

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