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Copenhagen : Methuen Student Edition - Michael Frayn


Methuen Student Edition

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780413773715
Number Of Pages: 224

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'Michael Frayn's tremendous play is a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session' Sunday Times

'A profound and haunting meditation on the mysteries of human motivation' Independent

'Frayn has seized on a ral-life historical and scientific mystery. In 1941 the physicist Werner Heisenberg, who formulated the famous Uncertainty Principle about the movement of particles, and was at that time leading the Nazi's nuclear programme, went to visit his old boss and mentor, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen. What was the purpose of his visit to Nazi-occupied Denmark? What did the two old friends say to each other, particularly bearing in mind that Bohr was both half-Jewish and a Danish patriot?... Frayn argues that just as it is impossible to be certain of the precise location of an electron, so it is impossible to be certain about the workings of the human mind... What is certain is that Frayn makes ideas zing and sing in this play' Daily Telegraph

"I think it's probably the best play about science ever written in English drama, because what it does is explicate science, the nuclear process, and relate it to a highly volatile emotional situation and more." The Guardian {Review}, May 31 2008 'It's [the] newborn sense of uncertainty - of strangeness, subjectivity and mystery at the heart of mathematics and science - that drives Michael Frayn's magnificent 1998 play Copenhagen.' Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, 23.4.09 'Forget the physics. The greatest experiment in Michael Frayn's threehander is the dramatic form itself.' Mark Fisher, Guardian, 27.4.09

ISBN: 9780413773715
ISBN-10: 041377371X
Series: Student Editions
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1