Voltaire's Coffee: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, hosted by Dr. James Loehlin, professor of English and Shakespeare at Winedale Director
Tue, September 4, 2012 • 7:00 PM • Loehlin Home (4013 Idlewild Road)
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, hosted by Dr. James Loehlin, professor of English and Shakespeare at Winedale Director
Tuesday, 4 September at 7pm, Loehlin Home (4013 Idlewild Road)
Stoppard's play is a comedy of ideas set in an English country house. It takes place both in the present and 200 years ago, with the modern characters trying to reconstruct a mysterious scandal from the life of Lord Byron. Arcadia touches on such varied topics as romantic poetry, landscape gardening, and chaos mathematics, but its real subject is the quest for knowledge. It is a love story, a detective story, and a high comedy.
James Loehlin graduated from the UT Plan II program in 1986, and went on to study at Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship and at Stanford, where he earned a joint PH. D. in Drama and Humanities in 1993. He is now Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English at UT. He has written several books on Shakespeare and Chekhov. He has won the Plan II Chad Oliver teaching award and is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is Director of the Shakespeare at Winedale program, and enjoys frequently teaching for Plan II.