In 1954, Tom Stoppard began working for the Western Daily Press, with the dream of becoming a hard-boiled journalist reporting from war-torn areas of the world however, the position open was that of a lower-tier theater critic. This apparent diversion proved serendipitous, as a mere four years later, Stoppard's aspirations transformed when he saw Peter O'Toole's production of Hamlet. With time, Stoppard devoted his thoughts to drama, theater, and playwriting, creating such masterpieces as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are ...

Stoppard in an Hour 2010, In an Hour Books

ISBN-13: 9781936232277

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