(The other contenders are Harold Pinter, who probably has the edge in adulation, and Peter Shaffer, the author of “Equus,” whose strong point is prosperity.) There is no perfectly rational explanation for any of this. Preliminary notes from my journal, dated July 24, 1976: Essential to remember that Stoppard is an émigré.A director who has staged several of his plays told me the other day, “You have to be foreign to write English with that kind of hypnotized brilliance.” An obvious comparison is with Vladimir Nabokov, whom Stoppard extravagantly admires.
The two Straussler scions assumed their stepfather’s surname, which was Stoppard.
Thomas, who claims to have spoken only Czech until the age of three, or possibly five and a half (he does not seem quite sure which), grew up to become, by the early nineteen-seventies, one of the two or three most prosperous and ubiquitously adulated playwrights at present bearing a British passport.
(One of the characters, discounting the hypothesis that the man was blind, scornfully inquires whether it was a seeing-eye tortoise.) There is also a perfectly rational, though much longer, explanation for this.
In “The Language of Theatre,” an address delivered by the same author in January, 1977, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the lecturer began by stating that he was not going to talk about the language of theatre.
For perhaps five seconds——they caught sight of this perplexing apparition. ” Husband: “Fellow in his pajamas, with shaving cream all over his face and a peacock under his arm.” There was, as we know, a perfectly rational explanation.
(Stoppard went on to say that several of his plays had grown out of images such as this.(“That was just a device to attract a better class of audience,” he said, eying the spectators.“I see it failed.”) Instead—and among other things—he told a story about a man he knew who bought a peacock on impulse and, shortly afterward, while shaving in his pajamas, observed the bird escaping from his country garden.I've probably watched it more than a dozen times, and I still finding it absolutely compelling. But when a joke bases itself upon a distortion - a stereotype perhaps - and gives the lie to the truth so as to win a laugh and stay in favour, we've moved away from a comic art and into the world of cheap entertainment and slick success... And even if you're not, you should bloody well want to be..." "... Most comics feed prejudice and fear and blinkered vision, but the best ones, the best ones... Till they find their pain and their beauty." 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