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With plays inspired by the sciences growing into a full genre, I thought readers would find it helpful to have this annotated list of such plays reviewed at Curtain Up.
All things considered, everything on this list offered something of interest though there were as many misses as hits.
Many months later, while sitting in his office, still studying that fatal error, he suddenly saw it.
It is Wiles' obsessive stick-to-itiveness that led the young musical team of Joanne Sydney Lessner (lyricist/librettist) and Joshua Rosenblum (composer/lyricist) to their own obsession -- the determination to translate Wiles' struggle into a musical.
As new science-math plays (and musicals, and operas) come along, they'll be added to this work in progress.
These Nobel Prize winners differed widely on the scientist's purpose (Einstein believed that his job was to put ideas out there; Haber believed in harnessing his talents to practical application).One stated influence is animal behaviorist Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Chekhov Lizardbrain is shaped around Mac Lean's Triune Brain Theory, which identifies three separate brain layers within the human brain: The pre-human lizard brain, the instinctual and emotional middle brain —like a dog brain, and the modern human brain, which is capable of reason and higher symbolic communication. Michael West's futuristic tragi-comedy premiered at the 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nikos Stage. Constellations Nick Payne's much applauded two-hander which merged traditional romance with highbrow talk about quantum mechanics and relativity.Grandin's autism led her to suggest that the interpreting activity of the normal human brain trumps its own understanding of the reality known by other mammals, thus limiting human perception. The play focuses on entrepreneur Frank's desperate attempt to hold onto information in the company he founded in order to salvage what is left of his wife's fading memory. A combination that took it from London to Broadway where it's "hot ticket" status was boosted by its stars, Jake Gylenhaal and Ruth Wilson.A musical of this little book-- essentially an amalgam of parables -- is also in the works.