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Rock 'n' Roll - Tom Stoppard
Rock 'n' Roll
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Rock ’n’ Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his... show more
Rock ’n’ Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan’s volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802143075 (0802143075)
ASIN: 802143075
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
5.0
Watching Cahoot's Macbeth has made me think about this play again.I went to see it in a negative frame of mind. Fictional adaptation of history is what happens when writers run out of ideas. Not so, not so. This is such a good play. It imparts something that is important for people in soft societies...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
Like a lot of Stoppard plays, Rock 'N' Roll bears a dense weight of ambition, exposition, and information; like a lot of Stoppard plays, it slips between multiple time periods; like a lot of Stoppard plays, it's concerned with the slippage between personal connection and political event, how history...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
4.0
Typically wonderful Stoppard. I had heard about this play--which follows a few characters through 25(ish) years of history, centered around political resistance and social change in Czechoslovakia--and thought it'd be good (it's Stoppard). But also, being a shallow sort, I kept putting off reading...
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