New Stoppard Reviews: Mixed-To-Positive

No new play this year interests me as much as Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt,” which has just opened in London and which concerns four generations of a Viennese jewish family. The reviews are varied. The Guardian says: ‘Stoppard keeps us at a considerable distance from his characters. The emotional drama builds up, but in the deep waters beneath the surface. However, the characters’ expositional history lessons are jarring, and at times puzzlingly simplistic and leaden.’ But The Telegraph calls the drama “unforgettable.”

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