Saturday, June 30, 2007

BBC Starts Stoppard Seven-Day Countdown

BBC Radio 4 has started broadcasting Stoppard radio plays and adaptations. They remain online for only seven days, so don't miss out. The first up is "Albert's Bridge": A man's chosen profession is painting a huge bridge. The task is perpetual, since one end of the bridge is already in need of a fresh coat before he reaches the other.

"Arcadia" starts today. In case you don't remember what it's about: A comedy which masterfully juggles notions of literature, mathematics, landscape gardening and love through the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of Sidley Park, Derbyshire in the early 19th and late 20th centuries.
And as a bonus, Stoppard muses on Raymond Chandler's years in London.

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