Typically wonderful Stoppard. I had heard about this play--which follows a few characters through 25(ish) years of history, centered around political resistance and social change in Czechoslovakia--and thought it'd be good (it's Stoppard). But also, being a shallow sort, I kept putting off reading, assuming that the specifics of that history wouldn't grab me.
It is a masterful condensed history of how such political struggles and transformation affected people, and it's powerfully affecting as such. Even more (duh--it's in the title), it's a vigorous debate about the role of art as dissidence, of the politics of rock'n'roll, of the proper stance for true political rebellion, and so on. All that, and funny and moving as hell.
Great play. Fast read.