YMMV: Tom Stoppard

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: See here
  • Genius Bonus: How about multiple allusions of varying degrees of audience accessibility on every single page? Stoppard says, "You end up with two plays" in regard to how an audience's reference pool affects the perception of the play. (Gussow interview Feb 1995)
  • Tear Jerker: The scene in The Invention of Love where Jackson comes to know Housman loves him. He could have reacted worse, but poor Housman is heartbroken nonetheless.