Arcadia

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

Genre: Comedy

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.

Review Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/1993/apr/18/features.review7

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/is-tom-stoppards-arcadia-the-greatest-play-of-our-age-1688852.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/31/theater/theater-review-arcadia-stoppard-s-comedy-of-1809-and-now.html

http://variety.com/1995/legit/reviews/arcadia-3-1200440885/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/theater/reviews/arcadia-by-tom-stoppard-on-broadway-review.html?pagewanted=all

https://www.backstage.com/news/stoppards-arcadia-revival-heads-to-broadway/

http://variety.com/2011/legit/reviews/arcadia-1117944840/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/arcadia-theater-review-168928

http://www.broadwayworld.com/reviews/Arcadia

Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders

Tom Stoppard
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York

 

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