Tom Stoppard: Career Achievements
- Stoppard devoted these next six years to being a full-time journalist
reporting on film and theatre.
- Stoppard became a "cub" reporter in Bristol working for four
years at theWestern Daily Press.
- He then moved on to work an additional two years for the Bristol Evening
- Stoppard quit his reporting job to pursue his writing. He began a stage
play,A Walk on the Water.
- Worked as a drama critic for Scene Magazine
- Sold three short stories to Faber & Faber
- Earned a commission for a novel
- Had two 15-minute radio plays, The Dissolution of Dominic Boot and
'M' is for Moon Among Other Things (produced by the BBC)
- Wrote five episodes for the television series "The Dales"
- Wrote first draft of Rosencrantz
and Guildenstern Are Dead
- The Royal Shakespeare Company took an option on a revised version of
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
- Did further work on his script for the BBC
- Radio plays included Albert's Bridge and Artist Descending
- The BBC broadcast If You're Glad I'll Be Frank, his one-act
- Stoppard's adaptation of Mrozek's Tango debuted at the RSC.
- His novel, Lord
Malquist and Mr. Moon was published.
- Stoppard's first play, A Walk on the Water, finally reached
the legitimate stage in a revised version, titled Enter a Free Man.
- American-born Ed Berman asked Stoppard to write a play to celebrate
the American bicentennial and Berman's naturalization as a British citizen.
He put the brief sketch New-found-land into his longer farce, Dirty
- Radio play In the Native State
- Wrote and directed Arcadia
- Wrote The Invention of Love
BACK to Stoppard Homepage
Paul Schroeckenstein, 3/30/99
Heather Trimble and Shannon Smiley, 3/5/98
Contemporary Dramatists, 5th ed., pages 636-640
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