Tom Stoppard

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THE HARD PROBLEM (Wilma): Stoppard makes intelligible intelligence look easy

Tom Stoppard again demonstrates his uncanny ability to make dense philosophical discussions intelligible and dramatically sensible.

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EXCLUSIVE In-depth interview with Sir Tom Stoppard about his life and work

In this exclusive interview, Sir Tom Stoppard shares his thoughts on theater and life.

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Stoppard in Philadelphia: Video of the playwright’s appearance at the Wilma

Theater webmagazine Howlround provide this video of a conversation with the internationally renowned playwright.

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A Night With Tom Stoppard: The playwright visits the Wilma to talk about his latest play

Tom Stoppard talks THE HARD PROBLEM with cognitive scientist David Chalmers.

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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Wilma): A contemporary classic, in three parts

Tom Stoppard’s ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD is perhaps the most ubiquitous work of postmodern drama.

Ross Beschler and Zainab Jah in HAMLET. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

HAMLET (Wilma): Blanka Zizka’s daring production amazes while keeping its distance

Not unlike the U.S. Constitution, HAMLET endures partly because its imperfections and spaces allow for different ways to read it.

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Shakespeare vs Stoppard: Exploring the Wilma’s dream pairing of HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Two of the best plays in the English language and share most of the same characters and much of the same dialog. The Wilma is doing them in successive productions.

Bradley K. Wrenn as Ezra Chater and Nathan Foley as Captain Brice in Lantern Theater Company's production of ARCADIA. Photo by Mark Garvin.

“The Experiment”, conclusion: ARCADIA (Lantern)

Michael Fisher concludes his multi-part review experiment of ARCADIA at the Lantern Theater Company. Was it a success?

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“The Experiment”, part 3: ARCADIA (Lantern)

Michael Fisher continues his multi-part critical consideration of the Lantern Theater Company’s ARCADIA.

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“The Experiment”, part 2: ARCADIA (Lantern)

Part 2 of Michael Fisher’s multi-part, multi-week consideration of ARCADIA at the Lantern.

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“The Experiment”, part 1: ARCADIA (Lantern)

Part One of Michael Fisher’s multi-part critical experiment, reviewing the Lantern Theater Company’s production of ARCADIA several times over its run.

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“The Experiment”: ARCADIA (Lantern), Introduction to an experiment in criticism

Phindie writer Michael Fisher introduces his multi-part critical experiment, using the Lantern’s production of ARCADIA as his guinea pig subject.

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ARCADIA (Lantern): A great play is always timely

Stoppard’s genius is to permeate his play with deep philosophical contemplation while using the play to explore those same issues.

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HEROES (Lantern): Quieter guns of August

It’s 1959. Two veterans of the Great War sit in silence. HENRI: I love the month of August GUSTAVE: I knew it couldn’t last, the world was at peace, and…