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We can’t change unless we understand. If I get a chance to see it performed I fully intend to. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Wie weit darf man denken und forschen? It definitely is confusing. The motive behind these two murders becomes clear in the play’s second act, when it is revealed with startling abruptness that none of the three patients are mad.

Three nurses have been strangled – by those who apparently love them – with only the delusional husks of the perpetrators left behind. As an intimate and devotee of Carl Jung, Fraulein Doktoris part of a symbolic subterfuge. She too knows more than she originally let on, and before they know it the physicists find they have dug themselves a hole out of which they can not easily escape.

I must be Marie Curie. But it creates a very funny atmosphere. Fuck, this is nuts. I really want to see the play one day. He instead feigned madness, that he might be committed to a sanatorium and thus protected along with his knowledge. If those questions intrigue you, then so will The Physicists. Or perhaps the pretence is a pretence and he really believes he is Newton, or someone else.

Despite being over fifty years old, this play retains relevance in how it grapples with our changing scientific reality. View all 3 comments. Trivia About Die Physiker. You can listen to a full dramatic production, and read along with it, as I did, and here is an intro to it: His technique was clearly influenced by….


Die Physiker – Paperback – Friedrich Durrenmatt; Robert E. Helbling – Oxford University Press

But Fraulein Doktor is in charge of everything, including identity: As an example of Durrenmatt’s ability to concisely sum up an entire ethical argument, he writes: Man could not be trusted with the knowledge that physicists were able to discover. We had to read this book in school, and it’s actually one of the few books that I really, really, really liked. Of course when this was first performed inthe Cold War was still on and this felt more of a live issue. In he decided to become an author and dramatist and dropped his academic career.

Die Physiker

Shifted the convincing effects in the play from the chaff of its thriller-comedy element. But the inspector does note his annoyance: We are all nuts. Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. While all are mad, each is mad in a different way.

View all 4 comments. New and inconceivable forces would be unleashed, making possible a technical advance that would transcend the wildest flights of fantasy if my findings were to fall into the hands of mankind.

Newton has a bottle of cognac hidden in the fireplace. It is the second murder of a nurse in three months, the first having been committed by the patient who thinks himself to be Newton. 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 exclu Absolutely terrific first act, which portrays three men in an asylum, each claiming to be a brilliant physicist.

End of the Game. A questo punto tutto si fa molto interessante: Dramatic literature, the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance. It is contrasted on the one hand with tragedy and on the other with farce, burlesque, and other forms of humorous amusement. Fortunately Durrenmatt’s contributi This classic on the great ethical debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun.


Imagine the despair when they realise that they are trapped in a system running like a fine-tuned machine to the tune of the Pied Piper, relying on human rats to Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost. 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. Can scientists remain free, even in the free world? TV productions of Christopher Muir.

The Physicists – US. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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, he would have become a watchmaker.

St This is powerful, always contemporary. In his case, he thinks he is Einstein. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. They are all only faking insanity. For the last few hundred thousand years, larger and larger areas of the planet have been turning to desert as humans cut and burn forests and graze their herds.

The music soundtrack is from Bernard Herrmann’s less well known score to Fahrenheit