TWO PLAYS: Every Good Boy Deserves Favor and Professional Foul

New York: Grove, (1978). First edition. Hardcover. In 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favor' Stoppard contrasts the circumstances of a political prisoner and a mental patient in a Soviet insane asylum, to question the difference, if any, between free will and the freedom to conform. The situation, in which the mental patient "hears" an orchestra, is both chilling and funny as we are introduced to two men who happen to share the same name, are incarcerated in the same cell, and are attended by the same doctor. In "Professional Foul', Stoppard poses metaphysical problems in dazzling theatrical form. Employing high-spirited comedy and a serious attempt to debate a moral absolute. Stoppard considers the nature of ethical choice is right or wrong determined by a recognized ideal, or must right or wrong be judged according to the particular situation? A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14542
ISBN: 0802101526

Price: $75.00

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