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As though seen under a magnifying glass, the gripping features of the play showed clear and sharp; the only real and understandable figure, fortunately one central to the play, was given a worthy portrayal by Wynn Roberts although one of his big scenes was cut. Where the first act was macabre and absurd, the second seems intent on providing detailed explanations which sends the delicious oddity out the windowand tailspins into a diatribe against modern technology particularly, but not exclusively, nuclear weapons which is horribly dated now, but seems like it must have been heavy-handed and dull even in the original.

No, I don’t get my review either. Tension is well supplied to the second half of the play by, the unexpected twists of the plot, and the cold, lucid arguments of the three physicists were excellently focused in this production. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Kim Jong Un and 45 will surely help us recall the relevance of this play.

Although only a few of his works are still read,…. It is contrasted on the one hand with tragedy and on the other with farce, burlesque, and other forms of humorous amusement. She didn’t realize that today it is the duty of a genius to remain unrecognized.

However, these noble plans are thwarted by the play’s final plot twist. This a previously-published edition of ISBN Vielmehr sind die Szenen sehr grotesk, und man begibt sich recht verwirrt in dirrenmatt Pause. We are all nuts. She considered me an unrecognized genius.


Mar 15, Sarah Monreau rated it really liked it Shelves: Durrenmatt, a Swiss author, was heavily influence by the events of WWII when writing the play in and, in the play’s more serious moments towards the end, the gravity of the events of WWII stand in the background of the play’s dialogue.

At first the execution reminded me of Tom Stoppard — high praise round my way, because I think Stoppard’s one of the greatest writers alive. I was a Prince of Peace, a Prince of Justice. There was a problem with your submission. It was less than 20 years since the real Einstein had famously said that if he’d known what the results of nuclear research would be, durren,att would have become a watchmaker. He has his genius physicist generate a schema of all possible applications of the ultimate theory of everything and then destroy it because it would lead to disaster.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But this just is my very personal opinion, which shouldn’t physioer you off from durrenmaty the story. Jan 07, Caro Ja rated it liked it. Ignorance is only a pgysiker rushing to destruction. Trivia About Die Physiker.

I know even more that I am Marie Curie! Once I was immeasurably rich, wise, and God-fearing. Durdenmatt95 pages. Informed by the Second World War and the many recent advances in science and nuclear technology, the play deals with questions of scientific ethics and humanity’s ability to handle its intellectual responsibilities. But it also shows us that art and sciences have an ethical core, a message to deliver to those living under the spell of an insanely needy personality. I was overwhelmed by the play, the production, moved to tears every single night.

But as a whole I think the book was convincing and absolutely enjoyable.

Die Physiker

Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Science seemed to have outstripped man’s ability to utilize it for the betterment of humanity. Sep 28, bookishfirefly rated it it was amazing. Internet URLs are the best. Can those who shape or are responsible to uphold societal norms violate them with impunity?


You read them with such a emotionless thought, not really thinking about I’ve read this book in school, not expecting much of it – but i was totally surprised.

Except the drawing-room belongs to a Swiss insane asylum, and the three men are patients. Science is not a new destructive force; on the contrary, it’s the one small chance of escape, because only now, finally, do we actually understand the large systemic causes and consequences of how we’re living. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Fortunately Durrenmatt’s contributi This classic on the great ethical debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun. The Physicists was first performed in at the height of the Cold War. The story ends with a sense of impending doom.

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Jul 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: His technique was clearly influenced by…. German literature, German literature comprises the written works of the German-speaking peoples of central Europe. View all 7 comments. As an intellectual issue we have become somewhat tired of the dangers of nuclear physics. On October 11 he married actress Lotti Geissler.

Areas that once supported large populations no longer do; war or no war, we continue on a path that can eventually make our life impossible. A patient has murdered a nurse at the sanatorium. While all are mad, each is mad in a different way.