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Travesties by Tom Stoppard
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Aug 10, 08

bookshelves: plays, theatre
Read in August, 2008

This is a moderately difficult book to read, but as is the case with a play, it is meant to be seen, not necessarily just read.

I had to work very hard at visualizing this, putting myself in the roles of both audience member and director. When I was able to do that (I wasn't always consistent with this) I found that I greatly enjoyed the interaction between the characters.

I'm not at all familiar with the works of James Joyce (or Lenin or Tristan Tzara for that matter), but I liked the character as presented and would assume this to be an enjoyable role for a performer and a delight to watch.

I don't recommend this as a book to read, but a good production would likely be a real treat.
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Kevin I remember liking this but also finding it difficult. I LOVED Jumpers, but maybe because I was studying the Philosophy of Religion at the same time.


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