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New Meetup: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

From: Andrew J.
Sent on: Monday, May 10, 2010 8:51 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Shakespeare (Etc!) Readthrough Group!

What: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

When: Sunday, May 30,[masked]:30 PM

Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library
[masked]nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

This is the first in what I hope will be a regular "off fortnight" series of non-Shakespeare plays.

I've never read this before so I'll use the synopsis from the back cover:

Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and Romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our choices in life. Focusing on the mysteries - romantic, scientific, literary - that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries, it is "Stoppard's richest ... comedy to date ... It's like a dream of levitation: you're instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you're about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow ... Exhilarating" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times)

Thanks to Olivia for picking the play and organizing the venue. It's a little outside of our usual Capitol Hill area and busses can be a bit iffy on Sundays, so if you'd like to join us but it's too far away for you to get to, post a comment and we'll organize carpools.

This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

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