Tom Stoppard
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"Sir Tom Stoppard" is a Czechoslovakia/Czech-born British playwright, Knight Bachelor/knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia (play)/Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (play)/Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul (play)/Professional Foul, The Real Thing (play)/The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil (1985 film)/Brazil, The Russia House (film)/The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the Royal National Theatre/National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.

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