History Theatre / Arcadia

11th Apr '15 3:00:21 AM Makhno
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* TheCasanova: Septimus, up to a point; offstage, Lord Byron. Bernard would like to be this but isn't.

* HumiliationConga: Bernard discovers that [[spoiler:Byron didn't kill Chater]] just ''after'' he's touted his new discovery ("I was on ''The Breakfast Hour''!"), is obliged to admit his mistake in an open letter in the newspaper, is forced to have his picture taken for the newspaper for a separate event (though it will probably appear in the same edition), and is finally caught ''in flagrante delicto'' in the hermitage with Chloe.
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* HumiliationConga: Bernard discovers that [[spoiler:Byron didn't kill Chater]] just ''after'' he's touted his new discovery ("I was on ''The Breakfast Hour''!"), is obliged to admit his mistake in an open letter in the newspaper, ''The Times'', is forced to have his picture taken for the local newspaper for a separate event (though it (that the national press will probably appear in the same edition), pick up on), and is finally caught ''in flagrante delicto'' in the hermitage with Chloe.

* ReallyGetsAround: Mrs. Chater.
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* ReallyGetsAround: Mrs. Chater.Chater: sleeps with both Septimus and [[spoiler: Lord Byron]] while married to Ezra and conducting a long-term affair with [[spoiler: Captain Brice]]. ** Though the two characters who comment most on this are [[HypocriticalHumour also examples]] - Septimus sleeps with both Mrs Chater and [[spoiler: Lady Croom]] while slowly falling for Thomasina, and Lady Croom sleeps with [[spoiler: Lord Byron]], [[spoiler: Septimus]], and (implicitly) Count Zelinsky while married to Lord Croom.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Mrs. Chater.** Though he is one of the ''less'' posh characters in the play, thanks to the fact that six of them are members of the Coverly family. Even Byron is their social inferior; Bernard, like Septimus, is way down the scale within England's intricate class system.
4th May '14 3:03:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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Upper Class Wit was merged into Gentleman Snarker. Bad examples and ZCE are being removed.
* UpperClassTwit: Bernard, though he's somewhat of an UpperClassWit as well. * UpperClassWit: Septimus and Valentine.
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* UpperClassTwit: Bernard, though he's somewhat of an UpperClassWit a GentlemanSnarker as well. * UpperClassWit: Septimus and Valentine.well.
8th Apr '14 12:16:28 AM reconditarmonia
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who wrote this??? it's full of inaccuracy
* DeadpanSnarker: Septimus.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Septimus.Almost everybody.

** Bernard presenting his "proofs" of Mr. Chater being gunned down in the duel with Byron. As he gloats over having traced Byron's presence to a dead hare (which we just saw Septimus carrying instead - not to mention Septimus recounting how Byron was always a lousy shot), Benard's unknowingly making himself into an ass. * DuelToTheDeath: Captain Brice manipulates both Mr. Chater and Septimus into this. Following his repeated attempts to dodge the duel, Septimus finally gives in -- only to be written off as MIA when no one can locate him the next morning.
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** Bernard presenting his "proofs" of Mr. Chater being gunned down in the duel with Byron. As he gloats over having traced Byron's presence to a dead hare (which we just saw Septimus carrying instead Augustus mentions having shot, though Byron claimed it - not to mention Septimus recounting how Byron was always a lousy shot), Benard's Bernard's unknowingly making himself into an ass. * DuelToTheDeath: Captain Brice manipulates both Mr. Chater wants one with Septimus. After the conversation, so does Captain Brice. Bernard claims Byron fought one. In fact, no duel takes place at all, as the Chaters and Septimus into this. Following his repeated attempts to dodge Brice are sent away the duel, Septimus finally gives in -- only to be written off as MIA when no one can locate him morning the next morning.duel is supposed to happen

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sepitimus consoles Thomasina over the loss of the Library of Alexandria in 48 BC, promising that all that is lost will be found again. This turns out to be prophetic when [[spoiler:Thomasina dies in a fire]], leaving her formulas to remain unsolved until 100 years later.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sepitimus Septimus consoles Thomasina over the loss of the Library of Alexandria in 48 BC, promising that all that is lost will be found again. This turns out to be prophetic when [[spoiler:Thomasina dies in a fire]], leaving her formulas to remain unsolved until 100 years later.

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sepitimus consoles Thomasina over the loss of the Library of Alexandria in 48 BC, promising ** "I don't know that all that is lost will be found again. This turns out to be prophetic when [[spoiler:Thomasina dies in I have received a fire]], leaving her formulas to remain unsolved until 100 years later. more unusual proposal."

* HumiliationConga: Bernard discovers that [[spoiler:Byron didn't kill Chater]] just before his new book is about to hit the shelves, but ''after'' he's touted it ("I was on ''The Breakfast Hour''!"), is blackmailed into admitting his mistake in an open letter in the newspaper, is forced to have his picture taken for the newspaper for a separate event (though it will probably appear in the same edition), and is finally caught ''in flagrante delicto'' in the hermitage with Chloe.
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* HumiliationConga: Bernard discovers that [[spoiler:Byron didn't kill Chater]] just before his new book is about to hit the shelves, but ''after'' he's touted it his new discovery ("I was on ''The Breakfast Hour''!"), is blackmailed into admitting obliged to admit his mistake in an open letter in the newspaper, is forced to have his picture taken for the newspaper for a separate event (though it will probably appear in the same edition), and is finally caught ''in flagrante delicto'' in the hermitage with Chloe.

* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Bernard is so desperate to cash in on his historical findings (gossip, in all practicality) that he doesn't even bother to verify them.

* ViewersAreGeniuses: Most of Stoppard's plays are by a dramaturge/English major for dramaturgse/English majors. ''Arcadia'' is written for mathematicians.
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Most of Stoppard's plays are by a dramaturge/English major for dramaturgse/English dramaturgs/English majors. ''Arcadia'' is written for mathematicians.
30th Nov '13 4:08:56 PM Discar
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* StaceysMom: Lady Croom -->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus? -->'''Septimus''': You mustn't be cleverer than your elders. It's not polite.
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* StaceysMom: StacysMom: Lady Croom -->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus? -->'''Septimus''': Septimus?\\ '''Septimus''': You mustn't be cleverer than your elders. It's not polite.
20th Nov '13 4:55:50 PM Discar
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Hot Mom is no longer a trope.
* {{MILF}}: Lady Croom -->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus? -->'''Septimus''': You mustn't be cleverer than your elders. It's not polite.

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* {{MILF}}: StaceysMom: Lady Croom -->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus? -->'''Septimus''': You mustn't be cleverer than your elders. It's not polite.
9th Nov '13 1:59:45 AM IJVin
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* HistoryRepeats: One of the main themes of the play is order vs. chaos: Everything in nature is locked into mathematics. However, even as the formula continually repeats, changes are bound to occur. Hence we see events in 1803 being echoed in 1993 (The time periods start to blur together in Act II). Such events include:
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* HistoryRepeats: One of the main themes of the play is order vs. chaos: Everything in nature is locked into mathematics. However, even as the formula continually repeats, changes are bound to occur. Hence we see events in 1803 1809 being echoed in 1993 the present (The time periods start to blur together in Act II). Such events include:

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* HistoryRepeats: One of HumiliationConga: Bernard discovers that [[spoiler:Byron didn't kill Chater]] just before his new book is about to hit the main themes of the play shelves, but ''after'' he's touted it ("I was on ''The Breakfast Hour''!"), is order vs. chaos: Everything in nature is locked blackmailed into mathematics. However, even as admitting his mistake in an open letter in the formula continually repeats, changes are bound newspaper, is forced to occur. Hence we see events have his picture taken for the newspaper for a separate event (though it will probably appear in 1803 being echoed the same edition), and is finally caught ''in flagrante delicto'' in 1993 (The time periods start to blur together in Act II). Such events include:the hermitage with Chloe.
24th Oct '13 9:19:26 PM IJVin
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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: [[spoiler:We are told at first that Ezra Chater the poet, a guest at Sidley Park, is separate from Ezra Chater the botanist, who died in Martinique. We are told wrong.]]

* UpperClassTwit: Bernard in ''Arcadia'', though he's somewhat of an UpperClassWit as well.
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* UpperClassTwit: Bernard in ''Arcadia'', Bernard, though he's somewhat of an UpperClassWit as well.
23rd Oct '13 4:47:48 PM IJVin
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* {{MILF}}: Lady Croom -->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus? -->'''Septimus''': You mustn't be cleverer than your elders. It's not polite. * NerdsAreSexy: Septimus is able to seduce Lady Croom with his intellect.
25th Jun '13 11:31:47 AM GinaInTheKingsRoad
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links bork the hottips code and it's not a gag with any relevance to the play anyways
* IdenticalGrandson: Augustus and Gus (though there is a possibility they are intended to be the same character)[[hottip:*:The name "Gus" can be short for "Augustus"... [[OverlyLongGag or "August" or "Augustin" or "Augusto"]]]]
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* IdenticalGrandson: Augustus and Gus (though there is a possibility they are intended to be the same character)[[hottip:*:The name "Gus" can be short for "Augustus"... [[OverlyLongGag or "August" or "Augustin" or "Augusto"]]]]character)
25th Jun '13 6:33:47 AM Prfnoff
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''Arcadia'' is a 1993 play by TomStoppard. It is the story of a ChildProdigy (Thomasina Coverly) and her tutor (Septimus Hodge) living in the early nineteenth century, as they explore the relationships between the Enlightenment and Romanticism; order and disorder; Newton, Fermat, and Lord Byron. These scenes are alternated with the modern-day descendents of the Coverlys as they are visited by two writers doing original research that ties back to Sidley Park: Hannah Jarvis, studying TheHermit who once lived on the grounds; and Bernard Nightingale, following up a lead on the Byron connection. These two plots become more and more intertwined, until they finally merge and characters from both times share the stage.
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''Arcadia'' is a 1993 play by TomStoppard. Creator/TomStoppard. It is the story of a ChildProdigy (Thomasina Coverly) ChildProdigy, Thomasina Coverly, and her tutor (Septimus Hodge) tutor, Septimus Hodge, living in the early nineteenth century, as they explore the relationships between the Enlightenment and Romanticism; order and disorder; Newton, Fermat, and Lord Byron. These scenes are alternated with the modern-day descendents of the Coverlys as they are visited by two writers doing original research that ties back to Sidley Park: Hannah Jarvis, studying TheHermit who once lived on the grounds; and Bernard Nightingale, following up a lead on the Byron connection. These two plots become more and more intertwined, until they finally merge and characters from both times share the stage.
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