The Coast of Utopia, Part III
Author(s): Tom Stoppard
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Jul 22, 2003
Product Number: EB00641111
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802195319
Publisher: Grove Press
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Comprising of three sequential plays, The Coast of Utopia chronicles the story of romantics and revolutionaries caught up in a struggle for political freedom in an age of emperors. The Coast of Utopia is Tom Stoppard's long-awaited and monumental trilogy that explores a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I, and for whom the term "intelligentsia" was coined. Among them are the anarchist Michael Bakunin, who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the brilliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russia, who becomes the main focus of this drama of politics, love, loss and betrayal. In The Coast of Utopia, Stoppard presents an inspired examination of the struggle between romantic anarchy, utopian idealism and practical reformation in what The New York Times calls, "The biggest theatrical event of the year...? Brilliant, sprawling...? A rich pageant."

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