Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Tom Stoppard play

The idea of rock 'n' roll is absolutely at the center of it...there is a form of expression which has beat, which has rhythm, which, when you begin to play it, has human beings moving instinctively, responding, letting go, becoming free, becoming wild.
--director Trevor Nunn

My favorite playwright Tom Stoppard has a new one opening on Broadway this week called Rock 'n' Roll. It's not just about the music genre, but also "everything from the lives of Czech dissidents and British Marxists to conflicting theories of consciousness to the Greek poetry of Sappho," according to this NPR piece, which features scenes of the play you can watch on your very own Home Personal Computer, which I hear a lot of the kids have these days.

If you have the means, I highly recommend checking it out.

Labels: ,


I'm a bigh Stoppard fan too. If I'm not mistaken, Adrian and Mike saw this in previews and weren't impressed, but it was a preview. And don't forget my other favorite playwright/rocker Sam Shepard.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 11/15/2007 4:15 PM

Post a Comment


This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

Now available in hardcover and ebook.

“A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self.” —Booklist, **Starred Review**


Order from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, or



"Shattered," a Shade novella!

Available here on this website as a free download in all major ebook formats, as well as a printable PDF (now with photos!).

More about "Shattered"

About the author

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

Learn more about Jeri...

Photo © Geoffrey C. Baker

Sign up for Jeri's newsletter

  • First draft of secret new project

Current Reads