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Science as Theater

From physics to biology, science is offering playwrights innovative ways of exploring the intersections of science, history, art and modern life

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Harry Lustig

Figure 3. In the Ensemble Studio Theatre's . . .Click to Enlarge Image

"Science plays" have a long history, but today they are flourishing, both in quantity and quality, as never before. A physicist and literary scholar take a look at how science is fictionalized in the theatre and what happens when science is simplified, turned on its head or turned around for dramatic purpose.


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