Arcadia

Product Number: EB00774575
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802189189
Publisher: Grove Press
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“It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.”—Tom Stoppard, Arcadia In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the “five hundred acres inclusive of lake” where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the Gothic style: “everything but vampires,” as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park. Tom Stoppard's masterful play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life—“the attraction,” as Hannah says, “which Newton left out.”

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Author(s): Tom Stoppard
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017

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Author(s): Tom Stoppard
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z100044886
Released: Jun 15, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815970

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