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(dut)The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.

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Arcadia 2,335 copies, 42 reviews
Travesties 836 copies, 9 reviews
The Real Thing 623 copies, 7 reviews
The Invention of Love 598 copies, 10 reviews
Jumpers 537 copies, 5 reviews
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Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (Screenwriter) 351 copies, 6 reviews
Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay 260 copies, 4 reviews
Rock 'n' Roll: A New Play 260 copies, 8 reviews
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Brazil [1985 film] (Screenwriter) 225 copies, 3 reviews
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Indian Ink 163 copies, 3 reviews
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Night and Day 147 copies, 2 reviews
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Enter a Free Man 88 copies, 1 review
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Anna Karenina [2012 film] (Screenwriter) 74 copies, 2 reviews
After Magritte 57 copies
Rough Crossing 54 copies
The Hard Problem 50 copies, 1 review
Enigma [2001 film] (Screenwriter) 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Russia House [1990 film] (Screenwriter) 41 copies
If You're Glad I'll be Frank 24 copies, 1 review
Albert's Bridge 24 copies
Parade's End 20 copies
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (Screenwriter) 12 copies
Darkside 10 copies
Despair [1978 film] (Screenwriter) 9 copies, 2 reviews
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (Screenwriter) 7 copies
Leopoldstadt 6 copies
The Boundary 4 copies
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (Writer) 3 copies
Galileo 3 copies
Travesties [theatre programme] (Contributor) 1 copy
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The Cherry Orchard (Translator, some editions) 1,594 copies, 22 reviews
The Seagull (Translator, some editions) 860 copies, 11 reviews
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Henry IV (Translator, some editions) 153 copies, 5 reviews
Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts (Introduction) 141 copies, 2 reviews
Ivanov (some editions) 136 copies, 4 reviews
Largo Desolato (Translator, some editions) 125 copies, 1 review
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Tom Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler to a Jewish family in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. With their parents Eugen Straussler, a doctor employed by the Bata shoe company, and Martha Becková, he and his brother fled the country in 1939 to escape Nazi occupation in World War II. The family originally went to Singapore, where Bata had a factory. Tom, his mother and brother then had to flee to Australia in 1941 to escape the Japanese invasion, but his father stayed behind to volunteer for the British Army and was killed. Tom spent three years in a boarding school in Darjeeling, India. In 1945, his mother married Kenneth Stoppard, an officer in the British Army, who gave the boys his surname and moved the family to England after the war. Tom attended the Dolphin School in Nottinghamshire, and later Pocklington School in Yorkshire. He left school at age 17 and began working as a journalist for the Western Daily Press in Bristol. In 1958, the Bristol Evening World offered him the position of feature writer and secondary drama critic, which took him into the world of theater. He became friends with directors and actors early in their careers such as John Boorman and Peter O'Toole. He also wrote short radio plays and in 1960, moved to London and launched himself as a playwright with A Walk on the Water, later re-titled Enter a Free Man. It was staged in Hamburg, then broadcast on British television in 1963. Since then, he has written numerous works for stage, screen, and television acclaimed for their verbal brilliance and ingeniousness. He was knighted in 1997.
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