Tom Stoppard in conversation with Hermione Lee

202030sep7:00 pm8:00 pmTom Stoppard in conversation with Hermione Lee

Tom Stoppard and Hermione Lee

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Born in former Czechoslovakia to non-observant Jewish parents, Stoppard was forced into refugee status when the Nazis invaded his hometown; with some members of his family he fled to Singapore, and there he remained until he was again forced out, this time by the Japanese occupation. He lost his father to the conflict, and after attending school in India, relocated to England at the age of nine. His early experiences gave him a lifelong commitment to human rights and free speech.

In Tom Stoppard: A Life, Hermione Lee draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends, and long conversations with Stoppard himself. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the greatest playwrights of our time, as he talks to Lee, about his fascinating life and career in theatre.

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm