The Real Inspector Hound & After Magritte
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The Real Inspector Hound & After Magritte

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In these two plays, Tom Stoppard, the author of the memorable success Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead, scored another hit on both the London and the New York stage, where he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest living dramatists in the English language. The first of the plays, The Real Inspector Hound, is the longer of the two; here the author has created a look...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Grove/Atlantic (first published 1969)
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Kit
5 stars for Hound, 3 for Magritte.
meeners
like another reviewer here, i'd give 5 stars for "the real inspector hound" and 3 stars for "magritte." the former is exactly the kind of stuff i love - a metaphysical detective story that bleeds into another story of satirical realism until finally the two merge and become a thing of REAL ULTIMATE POWER!!!11 - by which i mean brilliance, executed with typical stoppard elegance and flair. (the execution was so elegant i could die. perhaps literally, in the spirit of the play.)

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Rob
Picked this up as it looked interesting but didn't stop to look at the author. Within the first few pages it was obviously Stoppard. Both plays were excellent but trying to picture "The Real Inspector Hound" on stage was a challenge.
Jack Brounstein
"The Real Inspector Hound" is fantastic; "After Magritte" is weird and surreal in a superficially similar way, but without the charm.

"Hound": 5 stars
"Magritte": 2 stars
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Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRSL, is a British screenwriter and playwright.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stop...
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