Where Are They Now?
Stoppard – the consummate insider’s outsider – pokes fun at the English boarding school tradition in this 1973 radio drama. At an “old boys” dinner, where alumni reminisce about their time at school, the characters’ memories vary sharply, and some don’t seem to know precisely where—or who—they are.
On “Dover Beach”
In his first radio play in many years, On “Dover Beach,” written in 2008, Stoppard pays tribute to a giant of English literature, Matthew Arnold, in a tour de force monologue in which Arnold engages in animated internal debate with himself about his famous poem “Dover Beach” and its place in history.