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Dyrrenmatt, 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. The question examined is what is the proper course for a scientist who has learned something that is highly dangerous for life on this planet.

Although a review like this is a poor place to expound my own views, let me just say that an atomic bomb is by no means necessary for the extinction of the human race, all that’s needed is a stone axe, fire, or a large herd of goats. A police inspector investigates the murder of nurse who has been found strangled at a sanatorium.

This page was last fiici on 22 Augustat He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. Want to Read saving….

I thought this was an important message to the world, I thought theater was a terrific vehicle for saying it. A piece hard to better for complex simplicity. St This is powerful, always contemporary.

Open Preview See a Problem? Who controls that knowledge? Feb 12, Lina rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was my first play on the fiisici stage, and I was the Second Policeman, I think, with no lines, just standing on stage for twenty minutes and taking dead bodies off the stage.

The plot twists were awesome, and I was NOT expecting any of them!

One of them did a groundbreaking discovery, who could influence the whole world I was overwhelmed by the play, the production, moved to tears every night.

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Is Newton as complicit in the deaths of those who died via the atomic bomb which his discoveries helped create as he is in the death of the nurse he just directly murdered?

In he decided to become an author and dramatist and dropped his academic career. The plot twist at the end is masterfully executed with precise and durrenmqtt dialogue that leaves you thinking about the future of physics and the ethics durrenmath science. Mar 15, Sarah Monreau rated it really liked it Shelves: Imagine the despair when they realise that they are trapped in a system running like a fine-tuned machine to the tune of fisicl Pied Piper, relying on human rats to Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost.

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.

I am also Marie Curie. Einstein is a homicidal maniac. Of course when this was first performed inthe Cold War was still on and this felt more of a live issue.

Die Physiker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost. Sep 10, David Schaafsma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Except the drawing-room belongs to a Swiss insane asylum, and the three men are patients.

What happens when those we consider insane are actually the most sane and vice versa?

Tension is well supplied to the second half of the play by, the unexpected twists of the plot, and the cold, lucid arguments of dyrrenmatt three physicists were excellently focused in this production. When the play begins, “Einstein” has just killed one of his nurses, and the police are examining the scene. Lists with This Book.

Die Physiker

The music soundtrack is from Bernard Herrmann’s less well known score to Fahrenheit Nevertheless, there is a huge amount of fun and durrennatt enjoyment to be had here, with jokes and theories and interesting dramatic ideas on every page. Der Fluchtort ist zur Falle geworden. View all 4 comments. As an intimate and devotee of Carl Jung, Fraulein Doktoris part of a symbolic subterfuge. They are all only faking insanity.

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This a previously-published edition of ISBN And somewhere round a small, yellow, nameless star there circles pointlessly, everlastingly, the radioactive earth.

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The play takes place in an insane asylum and follows three patients, all nuclear physicists. Read the review here: The story ends with a sense of impending doom. The story of “Die Physiker” deals with three physicists, who live in a sanatorium for the mentally ill. As the patients begin to get restless one night, they reveal their true selves and have a conversation that could end up changing the world… The play is fast paced and incredibly humorous.

I read it in a single day, because it was so thrilling and totally not like the usual books one has to read for school. One of his leading sentences was: It is revealed through their discussion that this is the second slaying of a nurse by one of these three patients in just three months, the first having been committed by “Newton”. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. On the one hand, some thinkers stressed the essential warlike nature of humanity, as in Robert Ardrey ‘s popular books about human origins as the metaphorical “children of Cain” or the famous opening sequence of The fact is, there’s nothing more scandalous than a miracle in the realm of science.

Or perhaps the pretence is a pretence and he really believes he is Newton, or someone else. Towards the end of the play, Durrenmatt engages with this ethical idea and more in a way that is stunning both in brevity and wit, and in the richness of the ideas’ direct societal applications.