Rock 'n' Roll

Tom Stoppard


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18 January 2024
ISBN: 9780571390700
144 pages

From the publisher

The new and updated edition of 'Tom Stoppard's extraordinary, epic drama of politics, persecution and protest in twentieth-century Czechoslovakia' (Evening Standard).

Rock 'n' Roll spans the years from 1968 to 1990 from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock 'n' roll band comes to symbolise resistance to the Communist regime, and of Cambridge, where the verities of love and death are shaping the lives of three generations in the family of a Marxist philosopher.

Rock 'n' Roll premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2006. It was revived at Hampstead Theatre, London, in December 2023. This edition includes an introduction by the author.

'The remarkable thing about the play is that it touches on so many themes, registers its lament at the erosion of freedom in our society and yet leaves you cheered by its wit, buoyancy and belief in the human spirit.' Guardian

'Stunning.' The Times *****
'Lusty, messy, exuberant.' Daily Telegraph ****
'No-one writes plays quite like Tom Stoppard.' Time Out ****