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The Physicists is a provocative and darkly comic satire about life in modern times, by one of Europes foremost dramatists and author of the internationally celebrated The Visit.

The worlds greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, another who believes he is Newton. It soon becomes evident, however, that these three are not as harmlessly lunatic as they appear. Are they, in fact, really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game, with the world as the stake? For Möbius has uncovered the mystery of the universe—and therefore the key to its destruction—and Einstein and Newton are vying for this secret that would enable them to rule the earth.

Added to this treacherous combination is the world-renowned psychiatrist in charge, the hunchbacked Mathilde von Zahnd, who has some diabolical plans on her own. . . . With wry, penetrating humor, The Physicists probes beneath the surface of modern existence and, like Marat/Sade, questions whether it is the mad who are the truly insane.

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The Physicists is a provocative and darkly comic satire about life in modern times, by one of Europe's foremost dramatists and author of the internationally celebrated The Visit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802150882
Translator:
Kirkup, James
Author:
Kirkup, James
Author:
Durrenmatt, Friedrich
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
C-105
Publication Date:
19940121
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 4 oz

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