That teacher is Eddie Waters, in the Manchester of 1975.
and equally determined to condemn the abuse of comedy as cheap entertainment based on slick technique, stereotyped characters, contrived wordplay, and prejudice.
(“That was just a device to attract a better class of audience,” he said, eying the spectators.
“I see it failed.”) Instead—and among other things—he told a story about a man he knew who bought a peacock on impulse and, shortly afterward, while shaving in his pajamas, observed the bird escaping from his country garden.
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with shaving cream, opens the door of his apartment.Standing outside is a police inspector bearing a bouquet of flowers.Dropping his razor, he set off in pursuit and managed to catch the feathered fugitive just as it reached a main road adjoining his property.At that moment, a car flashed by, middle-aged husband at the wheel, wife at his side.Two years later, on the eve of the Nazi invasion of their homeland, the Strausslers left for Singapore, where they settled until 1942. He died in a Japanese air raid, or in a prisoner-of-war camp, or on a Japanese prison ship torpedoed by the British (nobody seems quite sure which).In 1946, his widow married a major in the British Army, who brought the family back with him to England.During the nineteen-thirties, there lived in Zlín—a town in Czechoslovakia that is now known as Gottwaldov—a middle-class physician named Eugene Straussler, who worked for a famous shoe company.Either he or his wife (nobody seems quite sure which) had at least one parent of Jewish descent. Straussler sired two sons, of whom the younger, Thomas, was born on July 3, 1937. Straussler stayed behind to face the Japanese occupation.(The other contenders are Harold Pinter, who probably has the edge in adulation, and Peter Shaffer, the author of “Equus,” whose strong point is prosperity.) There is no perfectly rational explanation for any of this. Preliminary notes from my journal, dated July 24, 1976: Essential to remember that Stoppard is an émigré.A director who has staged several of his plays told me the other day, “You have to be foreign to write English with that kind of hypnotized brilliance.” An obvious comparison is with Vladimir Nabokov, whom Stoppard extravagantly admires.