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  1. Stoppard, Tom Stoppard, Sir Tom Stoppard, Thomas Strausslernoun

    British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)


  1. Sir Tom Stoppard

    Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Sträussler, 3 July 1937) is a Czech born British playwright and screenwriter. He has written for film, radio, stage, and television, finding prominence with plays. His work covers the themes of human rights, censorship, and political freedom, often delving into the deeper philosophical thematics of society. Stoppard has been a playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. Stoppard was knighted for his contribution to theatre by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. Born in Czechoslovakia, Stoppard left as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946, having spent the previous three years (1943–1946) in a boarding school in Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. Stoppard's most prominent plays include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, Rock 'n' Roll and Leopoldstadt. Stoppard is also known for his screenplays including Brazil (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), The Russia House (1990), Billy Bathgate (1991), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Enigma (2001), and Anna Karenina (2012). His work on television includes various plays for ITV Play of the Week and the HBO limited series Parade's End (2013). He has received numerous awards and honours including an Academy Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, and four Tony Awards. In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture". It was announced in June 2019 that Stoppard had written a new play, Leopoldstadt, set in the Jewish community of early 20th-century Vienna. The play premiered in January 2020 at Wyndham's Theatre. The play went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.


  1. sir tom stoppard

    Sir Tom Stoppard is a renowned Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. He is highly regarded for his plays which are marked by their intellectual content, clever wordplay and use of various theatrical convention. He gained fame with his play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" which won him the Tony Award for Best Play. Other noted works include "Arcadia," "The Real Thing," and "The Coast of Utopia." Additionally, Stoppard co-wrote the screenplay for the film "Shakespeare in Love," for which he won an Academy Award. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to drama.

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    The numerical value of sir tom stoppard in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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