The real thing

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The play begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage seems about to rupture. But nothing one sees on a stage is the real thing, and some things are less real than others. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage by her husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing?

In The Real Thing , Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature--and the mystery--of love, creating a multi-toned play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart.

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auth_author2 Bowen, Andrea, 1990-, Gaydos, Matt., Loewenberg, Susan Albert., Seymour, Carolyn., Templeman, Simon., Weston, Douglas., Whalley, Joanne, 1964-, Wolf, Matthew, 1972-
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author2-role Bowen, Andrea,1990-, Gaydos, Matt., Loewenberg, Susan Albert., Seymour, Carolyn., Templeman, Simon., Weston, Douglas., Whalley, Joanne,1964-, Wolf, Matthew,1972-, hoopla digital.
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display_description Henry may be the wittiest playwright of his generation, but he's hopelessly nav̐e when it comes to understanding love and infidelity. Writing about betrayal is one thing, living with it is another. After Henry leaves his wife for another woman, he's confronted with being the cuckold himself. Both dazzlingly clever and emotionally naked, Henry's search for the "the real thing" in art and love demonstrates beautifully why both are worth the effort in the end. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Andrea Bowen, Matt Gaydos, Carolyn Seymour, Simon Templeman, Douglas Weston, Joanne Whalley and Matthew Wolf.
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subject_facet American drama, Comedies, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Radio plays
title_display The real thing
title_full The real thing / Tom Stoppard, The real thing [electronic resource] / Tom Stoppard
title_short The real thing
topic_facet American drama, Man-woman relationships, Radio plays