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Overview

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Author

Tom Stoppard

First Performed

1993

Type

Play

Genre

Drama

About the Title

Arcadia, Greece, an area once frequented by shepherds, came to be associated with a peaceful and tranquil Utopian life. French artist Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) painted a landscape with the title "Et in Arcadia Ego," a reference to the poet Virgil that translates in some cases as "Death too is in Arcadia." The painting features shepherds around a tomb. Stoppard's play, a reference to Poussin's painting, also addresses the theme of time as a steady march toward death.

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