Don't thin this clever node title can be attributed to me :) This is Tom Stoppard's newest play. It deals with A.E. Housman's unrequited love for Moses Jackson, his best friend (who is not homosexual). This is a brilliant albeit difficult play. It is full of coy, high-brow references, many of which only a scholar, or should I say Scholar would get. It is fasinating for many reasons and draws audiences for equally many reasons. I went because I attend St. John's College and we are classics nuts there. It was really nice to see some of the great scholars and translators depicted in such a humorous way. The production I saw was only the 3rd production of the play, 2nd to L.A. and the opening in London. Hence it was the 1st east coast production. The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia did a wonderful job and actually worked with Stoppard directly for a week at the beginning of production. Oscar Wilde's monologue at the end is one of the best out there. I highly suggest going out and buying/seeing this play... but beware that it's structure almost piece-meal and it requires a LOT of patience to "decode" the references. It is worth it. Also, if you haven't already read/seen it, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (also by Stoppard) is already a modern existentialist classic.