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MarkSerkin
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posted May 30, 2000 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarkSerkin   Click Here to Email MarkSerkin     Edit/Delete Message
I'm starting a topic that I know no one will post in but me and maybe a couple of other stragglers who will say - who's he? What's he done? He's stupid... etc.

But here goes. There is not a finer English langauge writer living today. And English is like his third language. If anyone out there is in New York - make it a goal to see The Real Thing - an absolutely awesome play.

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euripides
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posted May 31, 2000 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for euripides   Click Here to Email euripides     Edit/Delete Message
This is a worthy subject. I must disagree with you on The Real Thing - While I think it is a fine play and real crowd pleaser, I think that's all it is - nothing everlasting here. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern on the other hand and The Real Inspector Hound will live on for a few hundred years. Absolutely brilliant in their construction and execution.

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TomStoppard
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posted May 31, 2000 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomStoppard   Click Here to Email TomStoppard     Edit/Delete Message
Hey, euripides... you pay for deez!!!

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euripides
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posted May 31, 2000 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for euripides   Click Here to Email euripides     Edit/Delete Message
That's just great. You know, really creative you assholes. What do you think about this? I don't even think you're the real Tom Stoppard. What do you think about that?

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TomStoppard
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posted May 31, 2000 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomStoppard   Click Here to Email TomStoppard     Edit/Delete Message
All you have to do is look at my name - I'm from London - if you look at my information, it says I'm a writer... Of course I'm the real Tom Stoppard. I have a better chance of being the real Tom Stoppard than you do of being the real Euripides.

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dogme95
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posted June 01, 2000 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogme95   Click Here to Email dogme95     Edit/Delete Message
The Real Inspector Hound, mother fucker! I love when the characters turn on the radio and the radio announcer gives the next plot point or exposition. Freakin' brilliant.

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ParkingBoot
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posted June 04, 2000 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ParkingBoot   Click Here to Email ParkingBoot     Edit/Delete Message
R&G are Dead has become such a classic that you don't remember that it came from such a simple question - What do R&G do all that time that they're off stage in Hamlet. With that idea, it would have been so much fun to play around with the characters.

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godzeerah
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posted June 06, 2000 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for godzeerah   Click Here to Email godzeerah     Edit/Delete Message
I love Tom Stoppard. Didn't he do a fantastic job on the screenplay for "Shakespeare in Love" WOW.

When I was in England, I went to see "Dirty Linen" I laughed so hard I thought I was going to bust a chop. Then, after the play was over, I was in the pub next door and every actor from the play was there and every sincle one had at least three pints of Guiness, and this was in the break between the matinee and the evening performance!!!

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bigcheese
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posted June 06, 2000 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigcheese   Click Here to Email bigcheese     Edit/Delete Message
Drinking is so easy for english you would like they were russian. I could go for 3 pints of Guiness right now. Stoppard's the best.

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tomkins
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posted June 09, 2000 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomkins   Click Here to Email tomkins     Edit/Delete Message
I was in New York two weeks ago and the hot ticket was The Real Thing. You couldn't get tickets. I saw Phantom of the Opera like a dork.

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Laertes
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posted June 27, 2000 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Laertes   Click Here to Email Laertes     Edit/Delete Message
The Real Thing has just recently become one of my most favorite plays and theatrical experiences in one night. I saw it in New York and it was just awesome. Right up there with anything Shakespeare ever wrote. Sounds crazy but it's true. If you can't see the play, read the play.

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g2
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posted June 30, 2000 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for g2     Edit/Delete Message
MarkSerkin -- so wrong!! Are we really at the point where people would say "who's he"? Only one of the most wonderful writers of all time!

My personal all time fav is R&G and will probably never change.

Parking Boot -- how young are you? What do you mean about not remembering where R&G came from? That's the brilliance of the play! It is the point. Are there really people out there who could see it without that point of reference? Am I just getting old? Or -- Gasp! -- am I too idealistic?

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callahan
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posted July 01, 2000 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for callahan   Click Here to Email callahan     Edit/Delete Message
I would say you could take a survey and 80% of Americans wouldn't know who Tom Stoppard is. Sure they know him in L.A. and New York, but in the sticks, no way. It is nice to see at least a few people here who know who he is. I don't know why he's not published widely. His plays are scattered around here and there in anthologies but no one has done a really nice set of his plays.

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TomStoppard
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posted July 11, 2000 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomStoppard   Click Here to Email TomStoppard     Edit/Delete Message
Here here! When I finish my new play, I can guantee you there will be a frenzy very similar to the Harry Potter phenomenon. Millions will be lining up outside of bookshops one minute after midnight to buy it. I feel I am so close to become a mega-author! I want it bad!

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screenplaymaster
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posted July 24, 2000 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for screenplaymaster   Click Here to Email screenplaymaster     Edit/Delete Message
Hey, Tom. It's not gonna happen. Nobody cares about the mixture of science and comedy. Unless you start talking about the gas principals in a fart, I would give up writing.

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