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'Mother lies prone on an ironing board under a basket of fruit suspended from the ceiling, while a young couple - the girl in a ball dress, the man stripped to the waist in waders - are frantically changing light bulbs; through a street window at the back a policeman spies on this domestic scene in a posture of frozen astonishment...You see the author at full stretch when ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Samuel French
(first published 1969)
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نمایشنامه افتر ماگریت اساسا به نظر یک تمرین نمایشنامه نویسی از استاپارد است . ایده ی اصلی نمایش نشان دادن مفهمو عدم توازن چیزها در زندگی است . یک کمدی ست از اشتباهات . همانطور که طراحی صحنه از مجموعه ای از نامتوازن ها تشکیل شده است ( مانند چیزهایی که از سقف آویزانند یا وسایل شلخته بر روی صحنه ) خود ایده نمایش نیز از مجموعه ای از پخش و پلا شده ها و اشتباهات انسانی تشکیل شده است . از هریس که مرد خانه است و دایما در حال تغییر لامپ های خانه است تا زن خانه که چیزها را اشتباه میبیند و مادر خانه که حتی ...more
A very odd play. Essentially a very surreal tale of detection, somewhat like 'The Real Inspector Hound.' I really enjoyed the aspects of Magritte's work into the play, but it was also quite an odd play. Obviously very surreal, and funny. Not entirely sure how much I would enjoy actually seeing it--outside of how all of the interesting staging would look--but I did enjoy reading it. I also loved how Stoppard tied everything together at the end in such an amusing fashion. ...more
A deliriously witty and surreal play, paying homage to Magritte through visual puns and the loveably daft nature of it's plot. Light and very funny this has wordplay of the highest order and a serious intelligence cutting loose. ...more
How surrealism is seen in life? Tom Stoppard’s ‘After Magritte’ presents us with a possibility. Life is not as serious as one expected. It is full with idiocy and nonsensical moments, which often are labeled absurd. This play aims at that exploration through the surrealist work of Rene Magritte.
Unlike some of his other loftier works, I think After Magritte works exceptionally well both because the general public has a better idea of who Magritte is and because if you don't, it's an easy concept to pick up. Funny and inventive, it is a little hard to get the show from reading the play alone. ...more
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