Copenhagen | Critical Essay by Victoria Stewart

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Copenhagen.
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SOURCE: Stewart, Victoria. “A Theatre of Uncertainties: Science and History in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen.New Theatre Quarterly 15, no. 60 (November 1999): 301-07.

In the following essay, Stewart argues that Copenhagen creates a dialogue between the discourses of science and theater which reveals that both are concerned with questions of ambiguity and uncertainty.

Recent critical writing has addressed the relationship between literature and science in a variety of ways, reflecting both an ever-increasing interdisciplinarity in academia and the increasing availability and popularity of accessible accounts of scientific discoveries and concepts, such as James Gleik's Chaos (1987) and Simon Singh's Fermat's Last Theorem (1996). Specifically in relation to drama, Roslynn D. Haynes, in From Faust to Strangelove, has shown how cultural attitudes towards scientists and scientific discoveries can be traced through their representations on the stage; but another strand can also be identified—that which draws...

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