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“Arcadia”—A Lively & Witty Mystery, at Shotgun Players, Berkeley

“Arcadia”—A Lively & Witty Mystery, at Shotgun Players, Berkeley

Tom Stoppard Plants Modern Mirror in Romantic Garden by Joanna G. Harris & Barry David Horwitz Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” wittily directed by Patrick Dooley, pits history against fantasy, with scenes flashing back and forth between an elegant English country house in 1809 and in 1992. It’s a brilliant movie technique, transferred to the stage at Shotgun Players. In Dooley’s clever staging, people 200 years apart get to mingle and converse across time. We get to go Back to the Future–and…

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“Partition” Celebrates Spiritual Insights, at Indra’s Net, Berkeley

“Partition” Celebrates Spiritual Insights, at Indra’s Net, Berkeley

Ira Hauptman Mixes Math with Mysticism by Barry David Horwitz The struggle between Indian spirituality and English stubbornness comes to an intimate and exciting revelation, reflecting the Partition of India and the looming end of the British Empire. If the British understood their essentially racist role in India, they might have seen the beautiful contributions of a colonial people entirely unlike themselves. When a brilliant young Indian mathematician arrives at a hostile Cambridge University in 1913, he is faced with…

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