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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a British consula official called Henry Carr, a man acquainted with Joyce through the theater and later through a lawsuit concerning a pair of trousers. Taking Carr as his core, Stoppard spins this historical coincidence into a masterful and riotously funny play, a speculative portrait of what could have been the meeting of these profoundly influential men in a germinal Europe as seen through the lucid, lurid, faulty, and wholy riveting memory of an aging Henry Carr.
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|Grouped Work ID||986ab065-d548-7241-b82a-1fe8797e4e97|
|Grouping Author||stoppard tom|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-02 04:48:56AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-20 04:52:07AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|
Arlington Public Library
Connection Crystal City
|title_full||Travesties / Tom Stoppard|