Number of page: 134
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Performing Arts
Tom Stoppard is widely regarded as one of the leading contemporary British playwrights, a writer who has earned an intriguing mix of both critical and commercial success. Arcadia is considered by many critics to be Stoppard’s masterpiece, a work that weds his love for words and ideas in his early career, with his emphasis on storytelling and emotional engagement in his later career. With its engaging alteration between past and present Arcadia offers a comedic and entertaining exploration of chaos theory, entropy, the Second Law of thermodynamics, iterated algorithms, fractals, and other concepts culled from the realms of math and science.
Stoppard’s Theatre: Finding Order amid Chaos
With a thirty year run of award winning critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1967 to The Invention of Love 1997 Tom Stoppard is