TristraM Shandy-Gent

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TristraM Shandy-Gent - Melbourne Theatre Company 1988

Adapted by Tim Robertson from Novel by Laurence Sterne


The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, also known as just Tristram Shandy, is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years (vols. 3 and 4, 1761; vols. 5 and 6, 1762; vols. 7 and 8, 1765; vol. 9, 1767). It purports to be a biography of the eponymous character. Its style is marked by digression, double entendre, and graphic devices.

Sterne had read widely, which is reflected in Tristram Shandy. Many of his similes, for instance, are reminiscent of the works of the metaphysical poets of the 17th century, and the novel as a whole, with its focus on the problems of language, has constant regard for John Locke's theories in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Arthur Schopenhauer called Tristram Shandy one of "the four immortal romances.

TristraM Shandy-Gent - MTC - Geoffrey Rush, Jan Friedl, Andrew Martin, Janet Andrewartha, Frank Gallacher, Richard Piper, Pamela Rabe, Tim Robertson, Gerry Hale

Director - Simon Phillips
Designer - Richard Roberts
Lighting - Jamie Lewis

Playbill / Program Date Mar - Apr 1988

Size 140 x 215 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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