Stoppard, Sir Tom
(1937- ) a British writer of plays, born in the Czech Republic. He first became well-known for his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and has since written many other plays.

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  • Stoppard —   [ stɔpəd], Sir (seit 1997) Tom, ursprünglich Thomas Straussler [str ], englischer Dramatiker tschechischer Herkunft, * Zlín 3. 7. 1937; aus jüdischer Familie, die 1939 nach Singapur flüchtete; Stoppard, der infolge der Heirat seiner Mutter mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Stoppard — [stäp′ərd] Tom 1937 ; Brit. playwright, born in Czechoslovakia …   English World dictionary

  • Stoppard — Tom Stoppard (2007) Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (* 3. Juli 1937 in Zlín, Tschechoslowakei) ist ein britischer Dramatiker, der berühmt ist für seine Stücke wie The Real Thing und Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead sowie für das Drehbuch zu dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stoppard — Recorded in the spellings of Stockport, which is quite rare, and the more popular dialectals Stoppard, Stopforth and Stopford, this is an English surname. It is locational and originates from the town of Stockport in the county of Cheshire. The… …   Surnames reference

  • Stoppard — noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937) • Syn: ↑Tom Stoppard, ↑Sir Tom Stoppard, ↑Thomas Straussler • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stoppard, Tom — ▪ British writer original name  Tomas Straussler , in full  Sir Tom Stoppard  born July 3, 1937, Zlín, Czech. [now in Czech Republic]       Czech born British playwright whose work is marked by verbal brilliance, ingenious action, and structural… …   Universalium

  • Stoppard, Sir Thomas — ▪ 1998       Few playwrights had been as celebrated for their virtuoso command of the English language as Czech born dramatist Tom Stoppard. A master of the serious comedy, he had captivated theatregoers for more than 30 years with his plays of… …   Universalium

  • Stoppard, Sir Tom — orig. Tomas Straussler born July 3, 1937, Zlín, Czech. Czech born British playwright. After living in East Asia with his family during World War II, he moved to England and adopted his stepfather s surname. His first play, A Walk on the Water,… …   Universalium

  • Stoppard — biographical name Sir Tom 1937 originally Tomas Straussler British (Czech born) playwright & screenwriter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stoppard — /stop euhrd/, n. Tom (Thomas Straussler), born 1937, British playwright, born in Czechoslovakia. * * * …   Universalium

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