2. In what points during the play does the audience discover her love with Septimus?
3. Do you feel that Thomasina actually understands her mathematical philosophies or is she just playing as Valentine is convinced?
4. How is Thomasina an important character to the show?
2. Do you feel that Septimus is ashamed of his career outcomes?
3. What signs does Septimus demonstrate of his feelings for Thomasina or Lady Croom?
4. What reasons or situations do you feel played a part in Septimus becoming a hermit?
2. Do you feel that the play would be, in essence, the same if the character of Jellaby did not exist?
2. What are three words you would use to describe this character?
3. Do you feel that Chater is dominated by his wife? Why?
4. Why do you feel that the events happened in the way that they did?
2. How does Noakes affect the play?
2. What feelings does she have towards the other characters? (Thomasina, Septimus, Lord Byron, etc. )
3. What is the actual occurrences between Lady Croom, Septimus, Lord Byron and Chater?
2. What sorts of personality traits do you notice in Brice?
3. How is Brice in relation to Thomasina?
4. What part of the plot does Bernard think Brice is responsible for ?
2. How does she view herself before she meets Bernard? After?
3. In what ways does she tie in her work concerning the hermitage with that of Bernard's work?
4. What is her relationship with her surrounding characters (Chloe, Valentine, Bernard, Gus ) before the final discoveries of the true plot? After?
2. How does she feel concerning the relationships of Hannah and Gus? Hannah and Valentine? Hannah and Bernard?
3. What is Chole's feelings towards Bernard?
2. What are his reasons behind his immediate lies to Hannah?
3. What is the basis and bottom line of Bernard's research?
4. How does Bernard's immediate jumps to conclusions affect what happens, later in the show?
2. How is Valentine important to the research of Hannah and Bernard?
3. What kinds of mathematical theories does Valentine discuss?
4. Do you feel that Valentine honestly thought Thomasina had no idea what she was doing?
2. What do you think caused Gus to stop speaking?>
2. What is his general attitude towards Thomasina?
2. How do the characters of the different time periods coincide with one another?
3. For what reasons do you feel that the author, Stoddard, has put so many references to other developed concepts in the play? (i.e. Fermat's theorem, thermonuclear concepts, etc. )
4. Why do you feel that the author made decisions like he did?
6. Would you have made more or less references to other concepts if you had written the show? If you said more, what would you have included?
7. Do you feel as though there were any gaps missing in explanations
or discoveries that were kept from you?
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