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Author: Tom Stoppard
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 -- accor...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780571169344
ISBN-10: 0571169341
Publication Date: 9/24/1994
Pages: 97
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful play about a mystery that took place in an English Manor in 1809.

Taking place in both 1809 and the 1990's the reader (or audience) will learn pieces of the truth from the people in both time periods.

In some scenes the 1800 and 1990's charecters will find themselves sharing the stage, but never will they both be sharing the same information with the reader.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great play! Well written and intriguing...blends real literary figure of Lord Byron with fictitious storylines set in two different time lines.
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Helpful Score: 1
Some of Tom Stoppard's best pyrotechnics in this little gem of a play. Full of ideas, witty dialogue, post-modern commentary, historical allusion and modern attitude.
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