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Science on Stage:
From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen
Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"Science on Stage is an important foundational text for anyone interested in ways theatre engages science. . . . In whatever way this emerging field develops, Science on Stage will undoubtedly be considered a necessary part of the discussion."--Margaret Araneo,PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art

"Shepherd-Barr convincingly argues that the international stage is in the throes of a modern phenomenon of science playwriting. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

"I particularly rejoice that Shepherd-Barr has often offered me the type of solidly postulated and textually supported literary criticism for which I would most ardently advocate."--Jeffrey B. Loomis, Text & Presentation

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"Kirsten Shepherd-Barr explores contemporary theater at the intersection of science and performance. She deals with subjects such as quantum mechanics, chaos theory, evolution, and genetics and focuses on work by superb playwrights such as Michael Frayn and Tom Stoppard, as well as alternative theatrical events that literally change the way of doing theater. In the process, she raises timeless questions about truth, morality, and social responsibility. This is a scholarly tour de force equally accessible to scientists, artists, and humanists."--Brian Schwartz, Professor of Physics and Director of the Science and the Arts Program, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"Shepherd-Barr's work represents a significant contribution to this emerging field by offering the first sustained taxonomy of science plays and a credible context for evaluating the importance of the subgenre. The book will interest many across a range of fields and interests."--Mike Vanden Heuvel, Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin

"Well-written and extremely timely. The book performs an invaluable service of placing the phenomenon of science plays in context, and of reanalyzing older plays from our current vantage point."--Robert Osserman, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and Special Projects Director, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

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