Quote of the Day: Tom Stoppard

January 20, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

“If you hit the ball properly with [a cricket bat] it will ‘travel 200 yards in four seconds’ and make a noise ‘like a trout taking a fly‘. If you write a bad script, or hit a ball with an ordinary plank of wood, it will travel about 10ft and you’ll drop the bat and dance about ‘with your hands stuck into your armpits’.”
That’s infamous British playwright Tom Stoppard talking about the “music of language” via an actor in his “The Real Thing.”

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