Top positive review
So Clever and Funny
28 January 2014
This play by Tom Stoppard is ingenious. People from modern times are studying artefacts from a country house in the 1780s, coming up with all sorts of bizarre conclusions with scanty evidence. However, we the audience know that they're all wrong because we've seen the events from the 1780s in the first scenes of the play. The characters from the older time, especially Thomasina and her tutor Septimus, are well-drawn and enthralling, while the characters from modern times are more cynical, suspicious, but keen on their academic endeavors.
There's even a tortoise on the table which appears in both time periods, and becomes the focus on several laugh-aloud jokes.
I cannot do this play justice. You have to see it. Children younger than 12 are probably not the right audience for the language.
About this edition, it was perfectly serviceable for what it's for. I bought it both as hard copy and Kindle, and it was fine in both version.