Monday, July 24, 2017

Mind and heart …

… Tom Stoppard’s heartfelt high jinks | Prospect Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It is sometimes said of Stoppard’s work that it is all head and no heart; that his fascination with verbal high jinks and conceptual fireworks doesn’t mine the deepest truths about human existence. Yet few writers have engaged so passionately with the big issues of our time—faith, politics, revolution—or pushed the boundaries of theatre so far. And in a period of nervy global uncertainty, perhaps a few high jinks are what we need.

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