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The Physicists

If those questions intrigue you, then so will The Physicists. Or perhaps the pretence is a pretence and he really believes he is Newton, or someone else.

She considered me an unrecognized genius. Science is not a new destructive force; on the contrary, it’s the one small chance of escape, because only now, finally, do we actually understand the large systemic causes and consequences of how we’re living.

I saw the play in in Vienna and thought it was a little bit boring. Jul 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are locked in a lunatic asylum and each gets tangled in vicious murders. This was extremely clever! Absolutely terrific first act, which portrays three men in an asylum, each claiming to be a brilliant physicist. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Can it be self-imposed?

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. The murderer is known, he is one of three patients at the institution who all believe themselves to be great physicists. Mathilde von Zahnd, is forced to tighten security by bringing in new, male nurses to serve as guards. Jun 06, rachel rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. His technique was clearly influenced by….


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Three nurses have been strangled – by those who apparently love them – with only the delusional husks of the perpetrators left behind. Fortunately Durrenmatt’s contributi This classic on the great phgsiker debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun.

Science seemed to have outstripped man’s ability to utilize it for the betterment of humanity. These three men, all physicists by trade, are permitted use of the drawing room, where they are periodically monitored by the female nurses that are charged with their care. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

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As an intimate and devotee of Carl Jung, Fraulein Doktoris part of a symbolic subterfuge. View all 28 comments. To ask other readers questions about Die Physikerplease sign up.

Fuck, I’m so nuts. But as a whole I think the book was convincing and absolutely enjoyable. The music soundtrack is from Bernard Herrmann’s less well known score to Fahrenheit It is often recognized as his most impressive yet most easily understood work.


Except the drawing-room belongs to a Swiss insane asylum, and the three men are patients. The second act, though, is something else entirely. The result is — devastating. However, these noble plans are thwarted by the play’s final plot twist.

But I know I am Kepler! Kim Jong Un and 45 will surely help us recall the relevance of this play. Alas; I’d love to see the first act on stage, but I’ve no idea what I’d do with the second.

Published February 1st by Diogenes first published The story is set in the drawing room of Les Cerisiers sanatoriuman idyllic home for the mentally ill, run by famed psychiatrist Mathilde von Zahnd. The moral dilemma of the modern scientist no longer excites quite as much as it did at the height of the Cold War, but it is still a very effective play.

Contact our editors with your feedback. Can those who shape or are responsible to uphold societal norms violate them with impunity? Despite being over fifty years old, this play retains relevance in how it grapples with our changing scientific reality.