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I suspect this would make the Blogmaster’s head explode, but fortunately he doesn’t read my posts. The NYTimes reports on Tom Stoppard’s latest project:
In his 2006 hit play, “Rock ’n’ Roll,” the British playwright Tom Stoppard examined the relationship between music and politics, shuttling back and forth between England and Czechoslovakia over a 25-year period. Now, in a new work, a one-hour radio play called “Darkside,” he has narrowed his focus to a single famous album, Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
Commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of a recording that has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, “Darkside” was broadcast in August and this week will be released in CD form (Pink Floyd Music). Mr. Stoppard has stripped the record of most of its lyrics, writing his own text to be recited over the original music while intermittently drawing on the band member Roger Waters’s words to provide commentary on what has just happened.
The subject matter of “Darkside” will be familiar to anyone who has ever taken a college course in ethics or moral philosophy. The cast, which includes Bill Nighy and Rufus Sewell, acts out familiar thought experiments from that realm, like the Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Speeding Trolley, with plenty of jocular asides and subtle jokes inserted…
What’s on the agenda, as we gradually slide into the Thanksgiving vortex?