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The real thing

The real thing

Stoppard, Tom, 1937-

The play begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage seems about to rupture. But nothing one sees on a stage is the real thing, and some things are less real than others. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage written by her husband Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing? The Real Thing was first performed at the Strand Theatre, London, on 16 November 1982

Book. English.
All formats and editions (3)
Published London: Faber, 1982

Available at All Saints.

  • All Saints – Two available in P 822.914/STO

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    04470141 P 822.914/STO Two Week Lending Available
    04450868 P 822.914/STO Two Week Lending Available


Statement of responsibility: Tom Stoppard
ISBN: 0571119832, 9780571119837
Note: Cast: 3m 4f.
Physical Description: 84p ; 20 cm.
Subject: Drama in English 1945- Texts