Chaos theory, mathematics, landscape gardening, and literary history collide in a country house in England; alternating contemporary with eighteenth century scenes.
Play title: Arcadia
Author (s): Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
Publication Date: 1993
Primary Discipline: Mathematics
Secondary Discipline: Physics
Scientist (s): Newton
Source Texts: Chaos: The making of a New Science by James Gleick
Character Breakdown: Thomasina Coverly, Septimus Hodge, Jellaby, Ezra Chater, Richard Noakes, Lady Croom, Captain Brice (RN), Hannah Jarvis, Chloe Coverly, Bernard Nightingale, Valentine Coverly, Gus Coverly, Augustus Coverly.
Setting: Country house in Derbyshire, England
Time Period: 1809 and 1993
Synopsis of Play: Chaos theory, mathematics, landscape gardening, and literary history collide in a country house in England; alternating contemporary with eighteenth century senes.
First Performance Date: April 13th, 1993
First Producer: Lyttleton Theater, Royal National Theater
Performance History: Arcadia opened at the Lyttelton Theater, Royal National Theater on April 13th, 1993.
Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders