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Drama on Drama pp 136-151 | Cite as

Tom Stoppard’s Metadrama: The Haunting Repetition

  • Nicole Boireau

Abstract

Steering a bold course away from naturalistic representational conventions and resolutely opting for the fictional and the literary, Tom Stoppard has developed his own idiosyncratic brand of metadrama. Following René Magritte’s comment that the apple represented on the canvas ‘is not an apple’ but its image, Stoppard’s plays never fail to advertise that whatever is represented on stage looks like theatre and is first and foremost theatre.

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Real Thing Grand Narrative Literary Discourse Mirror Process Time Literary Supplement 
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