Over at what's good/what blows, Rocco nerds out further about Utopia:
KNOW YOUR RUSSIAN LITERARY INTELLIGENTSIA
Nothing makes me feel nerdier than admitting that I'm actually excited for Lincoln Center's upcoming THE COAST OF UTOPIA, the nine hour, 3 part, epic Tom Stoppard play that will take over the Vivian Beaumont Theatre this season. Especially now that the entire cast has been announced. I can't wait to bury myself in a theatre for hours and hours and just forget about everything else. If I can swing (afford) the all-in-one-day package on Feb. 24, March 3 or March 10, I'm totally gonna do it.
The play is described thus: THE COAST OF UTOPIA is centered on the political and philosophical idealism and debates of mid-nineteenth-century Russia, examining the movements that excited artists and thinkers in those days.
Have you ever heard of anything with the potential to be more boring? Probably not. I have faith though. But who are all these artists and thinkers of mid-nineteenth-century Russia? And more importantly, who's playing them??
He proceeds with photos and commentary about the characters and players.