Tom Stoppard - Plays One
Published by Faber & Faber
The author rounds off his brief introduction, giving the genesis of each piece, with the comment: 'The role of the theatre is much debated (by almost nobody, of course), but the thing defines itself in practice first and foremost as a recreation. This seems satisfactory'
Leading off is The Real Inspector Hound - the ultimate country-house whodunnit
Dirty Linen moves a Whitehall farce to Parliament Square
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth subverts Shakespeare
And After Magritte explains the inexplicable