Men and women bicker, betray, and otherwise attempt to get along in David Leveaux’s revival of Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play The Real Thing. Particularly good is Stephen Dillane as Henry — wit, word fetishist, and romantic — but Stoppard is the star, proving himself (again) a master of dizzying verbal architecture. Sadly, despite the warmth of his intentions, the play is not unlike a performance by a virtuoso pianist: technically dazzling — occasionally thrilling — but cool in its deepest heart. B+
The Real Thing Men and women bicker, betray, and otherwise attempt to get along in David Leveaux's revival of Tom Stoppard's 1982 play The Real ThingThe Real ThingTom Stoppard Men and women bicker, betray, and otherwise attempt to get along in David Leveaux's revival of Tom Stoppard's 1982 play The Real Thing2000-06-02
Starring: Stephen Dillane; Director: David Leveaux; Author: Tom Stoppard
Posted June 2 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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