The Real Thing

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The Real Thing, by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. It examines the nature of honesty, and its use of a play within a play is one of many levels on which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality. Published by Faber and Faber, 1982.

Performance history in South Africa

1983: Directed by Nikolas Simmonds for Pieter Toerien Productions (in association with Michael Codron)at the Baxter Theatre in 1983, with Tim Plewman, Gillian Garlick, Richard Haines, Fiona Ramsay, André Jacobs, Ashleigh Sendin, Ian Roberts. This production was also staged at the André Huguenet Theatre, opening 5 August.


Wikipedia [1].

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Theatre programme (Baxter Theatre), 1983.

Tucker, 1997. 425

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