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Rock 'n' roll

Author: Tom Stoppard
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Broadway edView all editions and formats
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Rock n Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stoppard
ISBN: 9780802143075 0802143075
OCLC Number: 434492018
Description: xxiii, 119 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Rock and roll
Responsibility: Tom Stoppard.

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Rock n Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jans volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.

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"Tom Stoppard has written one of the great political plays in the English language. . . . It has a moving, throat-catching intensity. . . . This play shows him at his combative and tolerant best." -- Read more...

 
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