Tom Stoppard is the author of such seminal works as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia. His screen credits include Parade's End, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma, Empire of the Sun, and Anna Karenina.
Praise for Leopoldstadt
"Polished to a burnished sheen by the director Patrick Marber . . . Feels like an act of personal reckoning for its creator--with who he is and what he comes from . . . A group portrait, and one of uncommon density . . . Stoppard's most topical play . . . Here, recollection is a laser, a tool to be focused on a past teeming with harsh and essential lessons for the present."--Ben Brantley, New York Times (Critic's Pick)"The fulfillment of a lifetime's theatrical journey."--Michael Billington, Guardian"[Stoppard's] most personal work ever, one which uses a slow excavation of his own Jewish history to create an epic family saga, examining--among many other themes--what it means to be Jewish . . . A summation of sorts."--Sarah Crompton, Vogue"The sprawling, windy drama, which is part epic and part essay, follows the trajectory of a couple of prosperous intermarried Viennese Jewish families from 1899 to 1955, but underneath the eventfulness of its surface is another equally poignant struggle--the spectacle of an 82-year-old playwright inhabiting a mishpachah of his own making, trying to reclaim by the power of imagination his disremembered history and his heart."--John Lahr, Air Mail"[Stoppard's] most personal play yet."--Times (UK)"The news that Tom Stoppard has written a new drama ranks as top-end seismic activity."--Telegraph