Jumpers

George is a professor of moral philosophy engaged in lofty debate. Unfortunately, his endeavors are interrupted by an investigation of the all too true rumor that the professor of logic was shot while performing in George’s quarters.

Play title:  Jumpers

Author (s):  Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Grove Press Inc.

Publication Date: 1972

Genre: Comedy

Primary Discipline: Mathematics

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 4 men, 2 Women, Ensemble

George, Dorothy, Archie, Bones, Crouch, Secretary, 8 Jumpers (who also play Scott, Clegthorpe, Ushers, Chaplains, Dancer)

Setting: Varies

Time Period: Varies

Synopsis of Play: George is a professor of moral philosophy engaged in lofty debate. Unfortunately, his endeavors are interrupted by an investigation of the all too true rumor that the professor of logic, part of a team of gymnasts, was shot while performing in George’s quarters. https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/7611/jumpers

First Performance Date: February 2nd, 1972

First Producer: National Theatre Company

Performance History: Jumpers was first performed by the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic Theatre, London, on February 2nd, 1972. It was directed by Peter Wood and designed by Patrick Robertson.

Links:

https://variety.com/2004/legit/reviews/jumpers-1200533810/

http://www.curtainup.com/jumperslond.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/26/theater/theater-review-odd-brits-a-leaping-with-bodies-or-brains.html

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2003/jun/20/theatre.artsfeatures1

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/drama/3606099/Im-not-clever-enough.html

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/jumpers-rev

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-information-on-tom-stoppards-jumpers-1106510.html

http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/theater/reviews/n_10327/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1977/12/19/withdrawing-with-style-from-the-chaos

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-darkness-behind-the-unstoppable-tom-stoppard-3rq0fwsbvmj

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                                                       

2003, Piccadilly Theatre,                                                         2003, Piccadilly Theatre, Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Photo: Catherine Ashmore

                                             

2004 London National Theatre                                            2004, London National Theatre Mark Ellidge/Times Newspapers                      Photo: Photo: Hugo Glendinning

2004 London National Theatre                                                   

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