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Arcadia

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ISBN-10: 0571169341

ISBN-13: 9780571169344

Edition: 1993

Authors: Tom Stoppard

List price: $17.95
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Arcadia is a brilliantly inventive play that moves back and forth between centuries, populated by a varied and vastly entertaining cast of characters who discuss such topics as 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-according to the author, "the attraction which Newton left out.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

When the National Theatre needed a last-minute substitute for a canceled production of As You Like It, Kenneth Tynan decided to stage Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a work by an unfamiliar author that had received discouraging notices from provincial critics at its Edinburgh Festival debut. Of course, the play, when it opened in April 1967, met with universal acclaim. In New York the next year, it was chosen best play by the Drama Critics Circle. In such an unlikely way, Tom Stoppard came to light. Born in Czechoslovakia, a country he left (for Singapore) when he was an infant, he began his literary career as a journalist in Bristol, where play reviewing led to playwriting. After…