Hapgood, Tom Stoppard



Title: Hapgood

Author: Tom Stoppard

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 1988

Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd.


Synopsis: Does light come in waves or particles? Experiment will show either: the experimenter can choose. “A double agent is like a trick of the light”, Kerner the physicist tells Blair the spycatcher. “You get what you interrrogate for.” Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard’s espionage thriller. Kerner’s secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will need two of her.