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Copenhagen has ratings and reviews. Manny said: So what did you think?- I liked it! A lot of really interesting historical stuff about the. More information has come to light, since Michael Frayn’s play premiered in , about its subject: the ruptured friendship between the. New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeMichael Frayn’s career-high play challenges classical drama as surely as its two scientist lead characters do.

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Victor Weisskopf makes a cameo appearance on the left, in the back. The reason why is simple enough: Kramers George Uhlenbeck Rudolph Peierls. Thus, the Bohr letters cannot resolve the question, posed by the Copenhagen play, of what Heisenberg had tried to convey to Bohr.

I did not respond to this at all, but as you perhaps regarded this as an expression of doubt, you related how in the preceding years you had devoted yourself almost exclusively to the question and were quite certain that it could be done The play and then – and this is an imperative to really “get” it – the two postscripts. Aside from giving me a chance to visit my old grad school stomping grounds the first time, I think, since I started my current jobit also gave me a fresh excuse to revisit the play, about a decade after I last spent any real time thinking about it.

Tony Award for Best Play. Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. Heisenberg tried to convey his opinions later during private discussions with Bohr. But even with translation in mind, Frayn defends that the words in the script are those that the characters would actually say. There have been some articles on this.

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In his preface to A Dream PlayAugust Strindberg notes that in these worlds, “everything is possible and probable. Interesting subject, first act was much better than the second, I thought the author was trying too hard to make quantum mechanics match the possibilities of what happened at Bohr’s home.

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

Having studied memoirs and letters and other historical records of the two physicists, Frayn feels confident in claiming that “The actual words spoken by [the] characters are entirely their own. Archived from the original on 10 December Better review to come.

But here also is where the historians might be annoying and pedantic. It was Diebner, not Heisenberg, that suggested using cubes of uranium and not plates. We have one set of obligations to fryn world in general, and we have other sets, never to be reconciled to our copenhageh countrymen Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There is a great amount known about all of the primary characters presented in Copenhagen ; the following includes those bits of information which are directly relevant and referenced in the work itself. Supek however felt it was “his duty to announce these copenhaven so that future generations can know the truth about the Bohr — Heisenberg meeting”.

Heisenberg’s career was founded on uncertainty — he made a principle of it, and Michael Frayn’s play is a dramatic example of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle in action.

February 26, at 1: As Heisenberg wrote to Jungk. Retrieved 10 February Basically some of those frajn patterns that people notice in their lives and sometimes vaguely think about but never really manage to phrase in “plain language”, as it were. The amount of vitriol was impressive. Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn’s award-winning play about the controversial meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg, part of a joint Radio 3 and Radio 4 series of three Michael Frayn dramas for radio – including fryan adaptations of his novels, ‘Skios’ and ‘Headlong’.

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All that said, I for once have For Valentine’s Day, Jesse gave me an uninterrupted hour to read Copenhagen and write the review.

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Paperback fray, pages. I also couldn’t help but think that surely Frayn was taking huge liberties with the “science” behind these theories, if not altogether explaining things wrongly. It is fun to think about and gratifying to imagine.

There are several instances when the two physicists start speaking too scientifically for many people to understand, and one of them will remark that they must revert to plain language, to explain it in a way that Margrethe will understand. This isn’t the first play to successfully merge the world Are they milling about as ghosts among others?

Jun 19, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: These drafts proved to be significant in several respects.

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Much like books, the theatre allows me to experience something different. I also recommend Einstein’s book Cpenhagen Evolution of Physics: I don’t think I’d be terribly excited to sit through all of the science lecture just to uncover that gem, though. However, as a work of literature, as something to read and enjoy it is superb! Even someone with only a passing familiarity with the story will enjoy this.