Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard (born Tomas Straussler July 3, 1937, now in full Sir Tom Stoppard), is a Czech-born British playwright.

Tom Stoppard began to write plays in 1960 after moving to London. He made his debut as a playwright with A Walk on the Water (written in 1960), televised in 1963. The stage version, with some additions and the new title Enter a Free Man, reached London in 1968.


(Objekt ID 18913)
Object type Person
Born July 3, 1937
Functions Dramatist/Playwright
Nationality British, Czech
Gender Male

Among Tom Stoppard's plays are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead(written in 1964–65), The Real Inspector Hound (written in 1968), Jumpers (written in 1972), Travesties (written 1974), The Real Thing (written in 1982) and Arcadia, opening in 1993, Rock'n'Roll was written in 2006.


Encyclopaedia Britannica, 22.04.2014,

Involved in productions (11)
Title Premiere Role
Shakespeare in Love (The National Theatre) Navember 15, 2019 Playwright
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Trøndelag Theatre) September 26, 2015 Playwright
Rough Crossing (Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)) September 9, 1997 Playwright
Arcadia (The National Theatre) February 9, 1995 Playwright
Det helt store (Statens teaterhøgskole) January 23, 1987 Playwright
The Real Thing (The National Theatre) April 16, 1985 Playwright
Ut på livet (Rogaland Theatre) May 11, 1984 Playwright
Konsert for lukket avdeling (The National Theatre) August 25, 1979 Playwright
After Magritte and The Real Inspector Hound (The National Theatre) January 24, 1979 Playwright
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (The National Theatre) August 28, 1968 Playwright
Det helt store (Statens teaterhøgskole) Playwright
Artworks (9)
Title Publiseringsdato Role
After Magritte 1970, Script, absurd, One-act Play – Author
Ut på livet 1981, Script – Author
Rough Crossing 1984, Script – Author
Shakespeare in Love 1998, Movie – Author
The Real Inspector Hound 1968, Script, One-act Play – Author
Arcadia 1993, Script – Author
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1966, Script, Drama – Author
The Real Thing 1982, Script – Author
Konsert for lukket avdeling 1977, Script, Musical theatre, Drama – Author