Arcadia (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
Format: Downloadable Spark Note
Publish date: October 11th 2007
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
how desperate I am to see this staged? I've read it three times, and I find myself loving it more and more. -cg
A fascinating play intertwining two timelines centuries apart. In the end, I felt like some of it went over my head, but it was still very interesting. Stoppard pulled all the stops (haha, you see?): some chaos theory, determinism vs. free will, physics, love, sex, thermodynamics, Lord Byron, poetry...
bookshelves: classic, fraudio, play-dramatisation Read in January, 2009 Tom Stoppard - Arcadia - BBC Drama 1993 (2.33.24) 64 kbpsBlurb: ARCADIA is Stoppard's acknowledged masterpiece, a scintillating play in which - as in IN THE NATIVE STATE - present day researchers seek to find the truth about...
Hilarious, highly intellectual, and delightfully refreshing.
Ugh. I just. This play makes me so *happy.* I love that it's a play about ideas that's still remarkably human. I love that it treats grand ideas about physics and math and poetry and literature with equal respect. I *adore* Thomasina. I love how it plays, both within the text and meta-textually, wit...
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