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Joseph Hynes


Tom Stoppard’s Lighted March

A the top of his form, Tom Stoppard writes tragicomedies or comic ironies. Stoppard's top form has given us Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1967) and Arcadia (1993), contenders for the finest postwar English-language drama, and in neither case [...]

Pinter and Morality

Viewers and critics have applied any number of adjectives to Pinter and his plays. Among the terms used, usually but not always by way of offering compliments, are "absurdist," "existential," "anti-humanistic," and "amoral." Each of these labels m [...]