Physics, mathematics, landscape gardening and Lord Byron collide in Tom Stoppard’s brilliant play ‘Arcadia’. And if that weren’t enough, its main characters have a whole century between them.
In the early 1800s, Thomasina and her tutor Septimus are breaking new ground in understanding the workings of the universe while a sexual farce goes on around them at Sidley Park. In 1993, three academics pore through the artefacts of Sidley Park in an attempt to piece together the past. What do they each uncover?
‘Arcadia’ is being staged by the Canberra Repertory Society, running from 1 – 16 August with a preview on 31 July. I spoke to its director, the delightful Aarne Neeme, about this masterful Stoppard play.
Visit the Canberra Rep website for more details on their production of ‘Arcadia’: http://www.canberrarep.org.au/page/arcadia-tom-stoppard
Interview broadcast on ArtSound FM.
Interview air date: 26 July 2014.
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