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Tom (Thomas Straussler) born 1937, British playwright, born in the Czech Republic.
Sir Tom, original name Thomas Straussler born 1937, British playwright, born in Czechoslovakia: his works include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967), Travesties (1974), Hapgood (1988), The Invention of Love (1997), and the trilogy The Coast of Utopia (2002)


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