By Daniel Fierman
June 02, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Real Thing

B+
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  • Stage

Men and women bicker, betray, and otherwise attempt to get along in David Leveaux’s revival of Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play The Real Thing. Particularly good is Stephen Dillane as Henry — wit, word fetishist, and romantic — but Stoppard is the star, proving himself (again) a master of dizzying verbal architecture. Sadly, despite the warmth of his intentions, the play is not unlike a performance by a virtuoso pianist: technically dazzling — occasionally thrilling — but cool in its deepest heart. B+

The Real Thing

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  • Stage
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  • David Leveaux
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