Arcadia

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Product Number: Z100044886
Released: Jun 15, 2009
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ISBN: #9781580815970
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"Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe's influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier. The New York Times calls Arcadia: "Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date. A play of wit, intellect, language, brio and emotion," and The Royal Institution of Great Britain calls it: "the best science book ever written." Includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, the author of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos and Professor at the Cornell University School of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Kate Burton as Hannah Mark Capri as Chater Jennifer Dundas as Thomasina Gregory Itzin as Bernard Nightingale David Manis as Cpt. Brice Christopher Neame as Noakes and Jellaby Peter Paige as Valentine Darren Richardson as Augustus Kate Steele as Chloe Serena Scott Thomas as Lady Croom Douglas Weston as Septimus Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Arcadia is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed play. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. "

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Author(s): Tom Stoppard
Genre: Drama

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Author(s): Tom Stoppard
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00774575
Released: Oct 15, 2019
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Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: #9780802189189

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"Part romance, part mystery, and part philosophical exploration, this play takes place in one location and two centuries. In a British country manor during the early nineteenth century, Thomasina, a precocious teenager, flirts with her tutor while making stunning scientific discoveries. Examining the period in alternating scenes are three modern-day researchers. One seeks to learn if Lord Byron, as rumored, killed one of the manor's inhabitants; one tries to identify a mysterious hermit who once lived there; the third explores the biology of the manor's fauna. As usual with Stoppard, the dialogue sparkles, and more lurks under the text than on its surface. Jennifer Dundas, as Thomasina, steals the show from her excellent cast mates, not only imbuing her young character with intelligence but with an irresistibly endearing charm. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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