TITLE

Copenhagen: The Drama of History

AUTHOR(S)
Dasenbrock, Reed Way
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Contemporary Literature;Summer2004, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p218
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the play "Copenhagen," by Michael Frayn. It discusses about scientist Werner Heisenberg's 1941 trip to Copenhagen to visit scientist Niels Bohr. The play remains of interest more than sixty years later because the uncertainties that continue to surround it reflect deeper questions of interest. As Frayn's play has crossed the Atlantic, its initial reception has reflected dichotomy, for the simple reason that journals have turned first for reviewers to historians knowledgeable about the subject matter of the play, rather than to literary critics, a group not generally known for its ability to handle the complexities of modern physics.
ACCESSION #
14231658

 

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