History Theatre / Arcadia

19th Sep '17 9:03:21 AM frangipani
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Averted. Stoppard's inspiration for "Arcadia" came from reading James Gleick's book about entropy, "Chaos", and the play contains accurate discussions of complicated math and physics.
19th Sep '17 8:56:41 AM frangipani
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Averted. Stoppard's inspiration for "Arcadia" came from reading James Gleick's book about entropy, "Chaos", and the play contains accurate discussions of complicated math and physics.
17th Sep '17 4:51:42 PM frangipani
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* BrickJoke: Hannah warning Bernard that he publishes his supposed 'findings', he won't be able to leave the house without a [[BrownBagMask paper bag]] over his head (He finishes the play doing just that). Thomasina calls Fermat's Last Theorum "a joke to make you all mad"; she later calls her own algorithm a joke, to which Septimus says "it will make me as mad as you promised."

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* BrickJoke: Hannah warning warns Bernard that if he publishes his supposed 'findings', he won't be able to leave the house without a [[BrownBagMask paper bag]] over his head (He head; he finishes the play doing just that).that. Thomasina calls Fermat's Last Theorum "a joke to make you all mad"; she later calls her own algorithm a joke, to which Septimus says "it will make me as mad as you promised."
17th Sep '17 4:49:37 PM frangipani
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* DeathBySex: Inverted. [[spoiler: Thomasina would have survived if Septimus has slept with her that night.]]
* DramaticIrony: Done to tragic effect with Thomasina.

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* DeathBySex: Inverted. [[spoiler: Thomasina would wouldn't have survived died if Septimus has had slept with her that night.]]
* DramaticIrony: Done to tragic effect with Thomasina.Thomasina and comedic effect with Bernard.
17th Sep '17 4:47:46 PM frangipani
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* RoomFullOfCrazy: The Sidley Park Hermit [[spoiler: aka Septimus]] filled the hermitage floor to ceiling with reams of paper,"cabbalistic proofs that the world [was] coming to an end," [[spoiler: unable to recreate or contradict Thomasina's discovery regarding the Second Law of Thermodynamics]].



-->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, Septimus?\\

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-->'''Thomasina''': Are you in love with mama, my mother, Septimus?\\
15th Sep '17 2:00:55 PM frangipani
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* RegencyEngland: Half the play is set in 1809-1812; the other half is contemporary.
15th Sep '17 1:58:54 PM frangipani
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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Invoked by several of the characters at various points in the play. The transition "from thinking to feeling" is exemplified by the transformation (in the 1800s) of the garden from Classical to Picturesque.
15th Sep '17 1:39:47 PM frangipani
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* CantSpitItOut: Almost everyone seems to suffer from this except for Lady Croom. Valentine and Gus both like Hannah, but the former can't seem to do more than joke about it, and Gus, being mute, literally can't say a thing. Septimus sleeps with everyone except [[spoiler: Thomasina]], even though she's the only one he actually cares for.

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* CantSpitItOut: Almost everyone seems to suffer from this except for Lady Croom.Croom and Thomasina. Valentine and Gus both like Hannah, but the former can't seem to do more than joke about it, and Gus, being mute, literally can't say a thing. Septimus sleeps with everyone except [[spoiler: Thomasina]], even though she's the only one he actually cares for.
27th Apr '17 3:52:49 PM Darkaros
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* TeacherStudentRomance: Subverted with Septimus and Thomasina [[spoiler: since they never make it past their first two kisses]]

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* TeacherStudentRomance: Subverted with Septimus and Thomasina [[spoiler: since they never make it past their first two kisses]]kissing]]
6th Apr '17 7:05:50 PM ThePlaysTheThing
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* ShapedLikeItself:
-->'''Valentine''': It's an iterated algorithm.\\
'''Hannah''': What's that?\\
'''Valentine''': Well, it's ... Jesus ... it's an algorithm that's been ... iterated.
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