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Report From New York: Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt Questions Assimilation

Leopoldstadt’s breathtaking scene of a family’s debate whether to flee the Third Reich — ended by a knock on the door — is only one facet in Tom Stoppard’s borderline masterpiece that tracks a half-century in the lives of a bourgeoise Jewish family in Vienna as the world around them changes.

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