His play, "Rough Crossing," was performed in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Michael Kitchen, John Standing, Andrew C. Wadsworth, Niall Buggy, Sheila Gish, and Robin Bailey in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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When Stoppard's family (then named "Straussler") fled Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis, they stopped identifying as Jews. Stoppard was still a young child when this happened, and by the end of the war, his father had died and his mother had remarried to a British man named Kenneth Stoppard, who gave Tom his last name and insisted that the family's former Judaism be kept secret. Tom was only ...