If you liked TIOBE...
Posted by Helen on June 22, 1998 at 05:02:48:
... you might like to read "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard... which uses the structure of The Importance of Being Earnest to imagine a meeting between James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, Lenin, and a scion of the Empire whose name I have forgotten at the moment, in the improbable, fictionalized story of a production of "TIOBE" in Zurich in the middle of the First World War (even more improbably, Joyce and the scion of the Empire really were involved in such a production in real life, which ended with Joyce being sued over a pair of trousers...)
It's a really funny play, and I think Wilde would approve of the use of comedy to discuss serious issues such as the relative merits of art and socialism...
- Trotsky Ken 07:50:12 6/22/98 (0)
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