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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 April 1st 1969 by Grove/Atlantic (first published 1969)
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Kit
Jan 19, 2010 Kit rated it really liked it
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5 stars for Hound, 3 for Magritte.
Connie  Kuntz
Sep 26, 2014 Connie Kuntz rated it it was amazing
I was going through some books on my bookshelf and saw "After Magritte" by Tom Stoppard tucked in there. My heart skipped backwards a beat and my mind suddenly was 24 years old.

I read this play twenty years ago and had forgotten all about it. The moment I found it, I was transported to the same dusty, sunny apartment where I read so many plays. I shook myself out of my memory, which was really not a clear memory, more of a feeling, and told the kids I just found a short play about Rene Magritte
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meeners
May 30, 2013 meeners rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.)

god bless used boo
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Jessica
Jun 19, 2016 Jessica rated it liked it
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Four stars for Inspector Hound, why not, because few contemporary writers could pull this off, I should think! After Magritte didn't have the same effect or show the same command: 2 to 2.5 stars there.
Rob
Aug 20, 2013 Rob rated it really liked it
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
Apr 27, 2013 Jack Brounstein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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.

Born Tomáš Straussler.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stop...
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