24 Aug More information has come to light, since Michael Frayn’s play premiered in , about its subject: the ruptured friendship between the. 3 Mar In Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, a fictional account of an actual event during World War II, two physicists exchange heated words and profound. The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime.

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It portrays the conflict of scientists’ curiosity vs conscience, as shown in the relationship of two great physicists and one’s wife in the lead-up to and aftermath of World War II- but unexpectedly, the debates occur among the characters after their deaths!


It sums up how I feel about “Rockford Follies” being cancelled: This pair of questions, as a pair of cities Hiroshima and Copenhagenis interesting to me as a historian.

Nel Werner Heisenberg viaggia dalla Germania nazista alla Danimarca occupata per parlare con il suo vecchio collega e maestro Niels Bohr. The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many copenhagej year….

As soon as I read it I began to think that this story reflected some of the problems that I fdayn been thinking about in philosophy for a long time. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Better review to come. Many of them are referenced in the context of their work with either Bohr or Heisenberg.

Oct 08, William rated it it was amazing. I don’t want to see him working hard and learning more about plutonium than most people will ever know in their lifetimes. Nevertheless, I found it a wonderful play to read though I must admit to being an aficionado of the history of modern physics which paints a fascinating picture of two of the greatest men in the history of science, grappling with the most horrifying implications of the genie they have helped release from the bottle.

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Jan 30, R rated it really liked it Shelves: But above all they copenhagej human, with all the requisite failings and ambiguities, and when considered as such they become so much more fascinating — which is why I picked up Co I’m kind of fascinated by the history of science, in particular by the lives of the various actors involved. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This book looks at the life and career of the man who helped establish the world’s copenhsgen peace prizes, and why he bequeathed them. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The reason why is simple enough: Nov 05, Uttara Srinivasan rated it really liked it. Common Sense Bantam Classic. The characters are of course not only important in frahn but the dialogues, though fictional, are copnehagen well fused with the feelings and emotions of the time and of the work in their field. Nov 01, Aj Sterkel rated it did not like it Shelves: The question of whether Heisenberg was a saboteur or not is not on that level, even if I think the bulk of the historical profession would not agree with Frayn that it is as likely an explanation for the German failure as any other.

Its pure genius, one of the best plays i have ever copenbagen I saw the play in in a memorable version that was presented to science students at the University of Buenos Aires, which was followed by intense debate.

Copenhagen review – Michael Frayn’s masterwork still blazes with mystery | Stage | The Guardian

I’m running out of time, so this will be quick, which, coincidentally, is one of the major themes of the play. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. An electrifying work of art.

Philosophicaly and historically fascinating story. Heisenberg made some technical errors, but he was not the only one on the project. Frayn’s play brought more attention to what previously had been a copengagen scholarly discussion.

They sit and talk, over and over again trying to reconstruct what happened, but can’t agree as Bohr wrote to Heisenberg in a letter he never sent: Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?

Copenhagen review – Michael Frayn’s masterwork still blazes with mystery

At the centre of the play is a discussion of whether Heisenberg went to Bohr for help to achieve the Nazi’s goals or for help in warning the Allies. I listened to this without speaking since [a] great matter for mankind was at issue in which, despite our personal friendship, we had to be copenhwgen as representatives of two sides engaged in mortal combat.

Heisenbergs line sums this the essence of the work up brilliantly: As I watched it I knew I copenhsgen to see it again but wouldn’t be able to as the season was booked out. Heisenberg had worked with Bohr in Copenhagen for several years starting in Retrieved 10 February