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After Magritte

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  15 reviews
'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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Hasan Abbasi
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-reader, plays
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
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, plays
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
Tom O'Brien
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays
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
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Well, blow on the light, and whether you meant Maigret, Margaret, but classify a Tuba along with femur and fibula Magritte-style, recognizable icons of Magritte paintings wend their way into the play to contradict, almost beyond delightful.
Becky Marietta
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Absurd as only Tom Stoppard can be; this one was almost TOO absurd for me. I laughed, of course, but it just didn't hit me like some of his other plays. ...more
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Did this play in college and had lots of fun in the role of Harris. Director was a fellow undergraduate student--part of the Student Director class. Tom Stoppard is hilarious!
Jalen Lyle-Holmes
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays
Fun little comedy. Less ideas or substance than stoppard's other stuff, more straight comedy. ...more
Antonio Delgado
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I got it. ...more
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Will you kindly stop interrupting while I am about to embark on my exegesis!!"

Short and funny play that ties up all the loose ends neatly.
Duncan Hendry
Fun little stupid little play.
John Arden
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
Well, this was a script.
It didn't make a lot of sense, which I think was the point, but it got annoying after a few pages.
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: britain, drama
Great for people who laugh at lightbulb jokes and think tuba noises are inherently comic.
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