Indian Ink: A Play

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Macmillan, Aug 17, 1995 - Drama - 83 pages
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Flora Crewe, a young poet travelling in India in 1930, has her portrait painted by a local artist. More than fifty years later, the artist's son visits Flor'as sister in London while her would-be biographer is following a cold trail in India.

The alternation of place and period in Tom Stoppard's new play (based on his radio play In The Native State) makes for a rich and moving exploration of intimate lives set against one of the great shafts of history, the emergence of the Indian subcontinent from the grip of Europe.

 

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Tom Stoppard's work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , The Real Inspector Hound , Jumpers , Travesties , Night and Day , Every Good Boy Deserves Favour , After Magritte , Dirty Linen , The Real Thing , Hapgood , Arcadia , Indian Ink , The Invention of Love, the trilogy The Coast of Utopia and Rock 'n' Roll . His radio plays include If You're Glad I'll Be Frank , Albert's Bridge , Where Are They Now? , Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, In the Native State and Darkside (incorporating Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon). Television work includes Professional Foul, Squaring the Circle and Parade's End. His film credits include Empire of the Sun , Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love , Enigma and Anna Karenina.

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