From Travesties to Triumphs

Switzerland is anything but a state of neutrality in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, as art and war wrangle with each other to prove their significance, and revolutions of all kind loom over the lives of its intelligentsia. But is it the revolution of art or of the proletariat that will inhabit a more significant role in […]

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Preview: Travesties

  Travesties, by Tom Stoppard, is largely set in Zurich in the middle of the First World War. The turbulence of the period, reflected in a chaotic cast of characters swirling around British diplomat Henry Carr – a somewhat self-centred and unremarkable man, playing counterpoint to the larger-than-life figures of James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, and […]

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Trinity at a glance

As Oxford readies for a new term, Harry Hatwell ruminates on the theatre to look out for in the new season.      I wouldn’t be doing justice to this article if I did not  begin with what is being billed as the biggest theatrical event of the year:  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and […]

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