Produced by Toronto International Festival of Authors in association with Canadian Stage.
Tom Stoppard: From Stage to Page with Hermione Lee
Toronto International Festival of Authors
Join the great literary biographer Hermione Lee in conversation with acclaimed actor Fiona Reid (King of Kensington and My Big Fat Greek Wedding) to discuss Lee's new book Tom Stoppard: A Life.
This in-depth exploration into the life and art of one of the world’s very best playwrights, will be complemented by a selection of scenes performed from across Stoppard’s oeuvre, directed by David Storch and presented in partnership with Canadian Stage.
Tom Stoppard’s career spans twentieth century theatre and cinema from the iconic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 1966, the success of Shakespeare in Love to his last and most autobiographical work Leopoldstadt performed in early 2020.
TIFA is proud to stand among the world’s top literary festivals continuing to offer innovative and accessible connection through storytelling in all its forms, especially now when the world needs to come together the most. This March we are thrilled to welcome the great Hermione Lee and Fiona Reid to TIFA’s virtual stage to celebrate the life of Tom Stoppard: a man whose work grows in relevance day by day, with its clever questioning of human existence and attempts to un-puzzle chaos.– Roland Gulliver, TIFA Director