Travesties

The text itself is a Joycean web of literary allusions; yet it also radiates sheer intellectual joie de vivre, as if Stoppard were delightedly communicating the fruits of his own researches.' Guardian

Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571301201

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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'Travesties is a superb comedy, a work of thought and imagination.' Stage and Television 'It is a champagne cocktail, compounded of a balletic nimbleness of invention, a bewildering intricacy of design which reaches the sublime heights where mathematics merge with poetry, and the audacious juggling of ideas of a master conjuror.' Sunday Telegraph 'A dazzling pyrotechnical feat that combines Wildean pastiche, political history, artistic debate, spoof reminiscence, and song-and-dance in marvellously judicious proportions. The text itself is a Joycean web of literary allusions; yet it also radiates sheer intellectual joie de vivre, as if Stoppard were delightedly communicating the fruits of his own researches.' Guardian

A Study Guide for Tom Stoppard s Travesties

When Travesties appeared on the London stage in 1974, it soon reinforced Tom Stoppard's reputation as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410361097

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The New Shakespeare and Other Travesties

THE New SHAKSPEARE AND OTHER TRAVESTIES BY : R W.CRISWELL : * 18 - NEW YORK - 82 . THE NEW SHAKSPEARE AND OTHER TRAVESTIES . 1 BY R.

Author: R. W. Criswell

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044019980903

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Page: 161

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The Absence of Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice

Raphael Israeli. Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice By Raphael The Absence of.

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527527492

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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This book is built on the assumption that very often what seems to be evidence turns out to be “fake news”, while libels and stereotypes that have no foundation in reality are accepted as evidence, thus potentially causing travesties of justice. Examples are drawn here from several prominent and renowned case studies, including OJ Simpson’s trial, and the fiasco of American intervention in Iraq to search for the traces of weapons of mass-destruction, which were not found. The book also explores the history of anti-Semitism, which is replete with false accusations, where evidence was lacking and Jews were nevertheless convicted. It also shows how the Arab-Israeli conflict also demonstrates how unfounded accusations can be sustained by lies, proving that beliefs and prejudices are sometime stronger than hard facts.

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England

Author: David Cressy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198207816

Category: History

Page: 351

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This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by various beliefs and events outside the social norm. David Cressy employs a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and narratives to investigate such unorthodox happenings as bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, excommunication and irregular burial, and nakedness and cross-dressing. Each story--and the reaction it generated--exposes the strains and stresses of this unique phase of British history. As Cressy points out, the reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles I saw endless religious disputes, tussles for power within the aristocracy, and countless arguments about the behavior and beliefs of common people. Questions raised by "unnatural" episodes were widely debated at both the local and national levels, and drew the attention of magistrates, bishops, crown, and court. The resolution of such questions was not taken lightly in a world where God and the devil were still fighting for people's souls.

Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England

This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by various beliefs and events outside the social norm.

Author: David Cressy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198207818

Category: History

Page: 351

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In Travesties and Transgressions, David Cressy examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. He uses a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and narratives to investigate unorthodox happenings such as bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, excommunication and irregular burial, nakedness and cross-dressing. Each story, and the reaction it generated,exposes the strains and stresses of its local time and circumstances. The reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles I were witness to endless religious disputes, tussles for power within the aristocracy, and arguments galore about the behaviour and beliefs of common people. Questions raised by'unnatural' episodes were debated throughout society at local and national levels, and engaged the attention of the magistrates, the bishops, the crown, and the court. The resolution of such questions was not taken lightly in a world in which God and the devil still fought for people's souls.

The Lighting Design for Travesties

THE CAPITAL TIMES Madison , Wisconsin Saturday , March 10 , 1984 - 8 Stoppard's ' Travesties ' terse but terrific By BRIAN RIESELMAN Special to The Capital ...

Author: Valerie Jane Goldston

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89105675045

Category: Stage lighting

Page: 310

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Travesties

Three novels by Emma Tennant.

Author: Emma Tennant

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571176151

Category: English fiction

Page: 409

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Three novels by Emma Tennant. The Bad Sister relates the extraordinary events surrounding the life and death of a wealthy Scottish landowner, and Two Women in London and Faustine are modern-day reworkings of the Jekyll and Hyde story and the Faust legend, respectively.

A Stylistics of Drama

"This study looks at how stylistic methods apply to drama texts, and focuses its attention on Stoppard's Traversties, which, by its parodic nature, compels an investigation of literary parody as an intertextual mode.

Author: Peter K. W. Tan

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971691825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"This study looks at how stylistic methods apply to drama texts, and focuses its attention on Stoppard's Traversties, which, by its parodic nature, compels an investigation of literary parody as an intertextual mode." "The author first seeks to place stylistics within a historical and procedural framework and considers ideological and procedural impasses that have bedevilled stylistic analyses. Detailed analyses of passages from Travesties in the light of what has been discussed then follows."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Brief Diversions Being Tales Travesties and Epigrams

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Author: J. B. Priestley

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664591029

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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"Brief Diversions: Being Tales, Travesties and Epigrams" by J. B. Priestley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Jumpers Travesties

A selection of critical commentary, from the casebook series, on three major plays in the early to middle period of Stoppard's career as a dramatist, including his own comments on his aims and methods.

Author: Tony Bareham

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038620170

Category: English drama

Page: 220

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A selection of critical commentary, from the casebook series, on three major plays in the early to middle period of Stoppard's career as a dramatist, including his own comments on his aims and methods.

Shakespeare Re Played

Contains two humorous parodies of the plays of William Shakespeare: "Falstaff in Rebellion" and "Re-Taming of the Shrew."

Author: John Postgate

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809531882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 108

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Contains two humorous parodies of the plays of William Shakespeare: "Falstaff in Rebellion" and "Re-Taming of the Shrew."

Tom Stoppard

4 Mortal Flesh in a Moral Matrix of Words: The Temporal and the Timeless in Travesties Like Jumpers, Travesties bursts onto the stage with a dizzying array ...

Author: P. Delany

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349206032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Every four or five years Britain's most prominent dramatist pulls out all the stops and writes a major stage play of his own. Between plays, Stoppard the craftsman does translations, screenplays, light entertainments, and work for hire. Delaney's book is the first to focus on the major plays. Spanning Stoppard's career from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967) to Hapgood (1988), this study shows the figure which Stoppard from the first has been weaving in his theatrical tapestry. That there is development in Stoppard is clear but - as Delaney demonstrates - the development is from moral affirmation to moral application, from the assertion of moral principles to the enactment of moral practice. Such development from precept to praxis demonstrates organic growth rather than radical metamorphosis. Using Stoppard's words in a number of little-known interviews as a starting-point, Delaney shows how the major plays bear out Stoppard's contention that he 'tries to be consistent about morality'. The volume contains the most extensive bibliography and discography of Stoppard interviews (over 200 including print and broadcast sources) ever compiled.

Fish Wars and Trout Travesties

Today, efforts at environmental protection commonly take the form of "top-down" measures, in which overarching plans, usually based on scientific reports, are implemented through environmental legislation, which is then enforced at the ...

Author: George Colpitts

Publisher: Athabasca Univ

ISBN: 1927356717

Category: History

Page: 150

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Today, efforts at environmental protection commonly take the form of "top-down" measures, in which overarching plans, usually based on scientific reports, are implemented through environmental legislation, which is then enforced at the local level.Fish Wars and Trout Travesties offers an instructive glimpse into an earlier era, before the state assumed its present degree of regulatory control over the environment. In southern Alberta of the 1920s, townspeople and civic leaders took a spirited interest in the management of their local rivers and streams and often held strong opinions about which species of fish should be conserved and by what methods. Often these opinions reflected a growing division between the traditional, rural understanding of nature as the means to survival and an emerging urban conception of nature as recreational space. Such conflicting perspectives – founded, as they were, on differing views about the relationship of human beings to the natural world – meant that local debates could be quite heated.

Mock Modernism

Mock Modernism is an anthology of these amusing pieces, the overwhelming majority of which have not been in print since the first decades of the twentieth century.

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442661806

Category: Art

Page: 448

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How was the modernist movement understood by the general public when it was first emerging? This question can be addressed by looking at how modernist literature and art were interpreted by journalists in daily newspapers, mainstream magazines like Punch and Vanity Fair, and literary magazines. In the earliest decades of the movement – before modernist artists were considered important, and before modernism’s meaning was clearly understood – many of these interpretations took the form of parodies. Mock Modernism is an anthology of these amusing pieces, the overwhelming majority of which have not been in print since the first decades of the twentieth century. They include Max Beerbohm’s send-up of Henry James; J.C. Squire’s account of how a poet, writing deliberately incomprehensible poetry as a hoax, became the poet laureate of the British Bolshevist Revolution; and the Chicago Record-Herald’s account of some art students’ “trial” of Henri Matisse for “crimes against anatomy.” An introduction and headnotes by Leonard Diepeveen highlight the usefulness of these pieces for comprehending media and public perceptions of a form of art that would later develop an almost unassailable power.