Are you clever enough to watch a Tom Stoppard play?

Sir Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard, one of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, has complained that he has to dumb down his plays for modern audiences.

The writer "resents" having to "connect with an audience... on a level which is lower than you would want to connect them on". He said: "In 1974 everybody in the audience knew who Goneril was and laughed... In about 1990 when the play was revived maybe half knew." But how much of his plays would you be able to understand?

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