The Physicists is a provocative and darkly comic satire about life in modern times, by one of Europe’s foremost dramatists and author of the internationally celebrated The Visit.
The world’s greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, another who believes he is Newton. It soon becomes evident, however, that these three are not as harmlessly lunatic as they appear. Are they, in fact, really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game, with the world as the stake? For Möbius has uncovered the mystery of the universe—and therefore the key to its destruction—and Einstein and Newton are vying for this secret that would enable them to rule the earth.
Added to this treacherous combination is the world-renowned psychiatrist in charge, the hunchbacked Mathilde von Zahnd, who has some diabolical plans on her own. . . . With wry, penetrating humor, The Physicists probes beneath the surface of modern existence and, like Marat/Sade, questions whether it is the mad who are the truly insane.
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Absolutely terrific first act, which portrays three men in an asylum, each claiming to be a brilliant physicist. It's both hilarious and macabre, as each physicist somehow winds up murdering a fawning ... Read full review
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9780394172460 Blurb: Samantha Bond stars as a psychiatrist in this classic European farce by Friedrich Dürrenmatt about three theoretical physicists who believe they are Einstein, Newton and Möbius ... Read full review
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When Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote The Physicists in 1962, many Americans ... In The Physicists, he doesn’t quite follow through on his warnings, ...
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The Physicists, or “Die Physiker” (work by Dürrenmatt ...
Among the plays that followed were Der Besuch der alten Dame (1956; The Visit); Die Physiker (1962; The Physicists), a modern morality play about science, ...
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The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Directed by Sophie Buchan and Sara Carroll Burton Taylor Theatre, 27-31.1.4. What's a scientist who believes that his ...
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The Physicists is a compelling combination of black comedy and psychological thriller, with a touch of 007 thrown in. Written in 1961 at the height of the ...
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Literary Encyclopedia: Die Physiker
Friedrich Dürrenmatt completed his “Komödie in zwei Akten” (comedy in two acts) Die Physiker [The Physicists] in 1961. The global annihilation of humanity ...
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Bethel College Theater Arts students will present "The Physicists," a drama by playwright Friederich Dürrenmatt (translation by James Kirkup), at 7:30 pm, ...
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