Start: Tzara: Oh,...

Travesties

Act One



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Zurich, Switzerland
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Act One

Scene Context

Tzara and Carr are debating the nature of art. The two men do not like each other: Tzara thinks

Scene Text

Start: Tzara: Oh, what nonsense you talk!
Carr: It may be nonsense, but at least it is clever nonsense.

End: Tzara: It may be nonsense, but at least it is not clever nonsense, Cleverness has been exploded, along with so much else, by the war.

Stoppard, Tom. Travesties. Grove Press, 1975, pp. 20.

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