Copenhagen: A Play in Two Acts

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Samuel French, Inc., 2000 - Drama - 113 pages
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Winner of 3 Tony Awards, including Best Play - 2000!

In 1941 German physicist Werner Heisenberg went to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive drama by the prominent British playwright which premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London and opened to rave reviews on Broadway, the two men meet in a situation fraught with danger in hopes of discovering why we do what we do.

"The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year. An electrifying work of art."-The New York Times

"Superb. Dynamic."-The New Yorker

"Gripping. A brilliant play."-London Guardian

"The word "tremendous' is often used but seldom deserved. In this case it is. Copenhagen is an intellectual and theatrical tour de force."-London Times


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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

In the afterlife, Werner Heisenberg meets again with his former mentor Niels Bohr and Bohr's wife Margrethe to discuss why the two physicists met in Copenhagen during World War II when they were on ... Read full review

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Theatre and Physics: "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn Published August 8th 2000.   Why do I go to the theatre? The question bears the same gravitas as the one regarding books. Much like books, the ... Read full review

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Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen" & twelve other plays, including "Noises Off". The most recent of his nine novels is "Headlong", a New York Times Editor's Choice & Booker Prize finalist. He lives in London.

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