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Mathematics in Arcadia : Tom Stoppard in conversation with Robert Osserman

Author: David A HoffmanChristopher HeroldTom StoppardRobert OssermanRachelle MendezAll authors
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : The Institute, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman and the playwright Tom Stoppard commenting on Stoppard's play Arcadia. The plot of the stageplay revolves around the philosophical inquiries of a young woman and her tutor concerning the nature of mathematics, specifically Fermat's last theorem, and the investigations of two other scholars into the proofs for the theorem.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Drama
Named Person: Tom Stoppard
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David A Hoffman; Christopher Herold; Tom Stoppard; Robert Osserman; Rachelle Mendez; Kahan Behbehani; Maya Roth; Robert Burns; University of California, Berkeley. Center for Theater Arts.; University of California, Berkeley. Department of Music.; University of California, Berkeley. Office of Media Services.; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 41940998
Notes: "Produced in co-operation with the Center for Theater Arts, the Department of Music and the Office of Media Services, University of California, Berkeley."
Credits: Director, Christopher Herold ; camera, Bob Fierce, Audrey Ichinose, John Quick ; scenes from Arcadia performed by members of the Center for Theater Arts, University of California, Berkeley.
Performer(s): Performers: Rachelle Mendez (Thomasina Coverly), Kahan Behbehani (Septimus Hodge, Thomasina's tutor), Maya Roth (Hannah Jarvis), Robert Burns (Valentine Coverly).
Event notes: Performance and discussion held on February 19, 1999 in Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley.
Description: 1 videocassette (89 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Tom Stoppard in conversation with Robert Osserman
Arcadia
Responsibility: a production of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California ; designed and planned by David Hoffman in collaboration with Robert Osserman.

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A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman and the playwright Tom Stoppard commenting on Stoppard's play Arcadia. The plot of the stageplay revolves around the philosophical inquiries of a young woman and her tutor concerning the nature of mathematics, specifically Fermat's last theorem, and the investigations of two other scholars into the proofs for the theorem.

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