Chemistry in Theatre: Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both by Carl Djerassi

By Carl Djerassi

This publication examines the questions "What can technology do for the theatre?" and "What can the theatre do for science?" which bring up demanding situations for either theatre execs and scientists. surprisingly, this e-book offers with performs at the start as analyzing fabric -- as texts to be learn by myself or in dramatic readings -- instead of emphasizing performances at the degree. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the aptitude pedagogic price of utilizing the dialogic sort and plot constitution of performs in technology, with a distinct specialize in chemistry.

only a few books have handled the topic of science-in-theatre and nearly none with chemistry-in-theatre. Texts of the author's contemporary performs, Insufficiency and Phallacy, are integrated of their entirety to provide concrete examples of performs facing real (rather than invented) chemistry. Insufficiency represents an instance from the sector of beer and fizz bubbles, the place the subjects of educational tenure and type in chemistry are analyzed, while in Phallacy, a case heritage of the similarities and transformations among technology and artwork is gifted for debate.

Readership: scholars and pros within the fields of technology and theatre, in addition to those who are drawn to those fields.

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Indd 32 2/22/2012 12:06:12 PM b1339 Chemistry in Theatre (by Carl Derjassi) Insufficiency 33 Jerzy, you are not being fair. You have two postdocs working with you and as you told me yourself, they work evenings and even weekends. jerzy Sure they do, because they are Poles and not lazy grad students. stefania So that’s why you hired them: because we Poles are harder working? jerzy Than the Chinese? [Laughs] No, that would be silly nationalistic self-delusion. Can’t you guess? Because they write in Polish.

But I want to tell you what you may be facing. And why the confidentiality agreement? jerzy Aha! Is that’s what’s bugging you? stefania Not me Jerzy. But it puts Leo in a peculiar position and remember, he’s on your side … more or less. jerzy Because I need to protect myself. Only if they sign the confidentiality agreement am I willing to show them why I am getting these grants… and why so fast. Not waiting for these interminable study sections and councils and other bureaucratic government crap.

Should have asked Professor Bramble. I have no idea. prosecutor Any guesses? stefania I would not want to speculate … not in this instance. prosecutor Could you describe in your own words what the atmosphere was like? Collegial? Contentious? Or whatever. stefania I suppose it was both of those things, but no voices were raised. prosecutor Could you describe the fatal champagne-drinking scene? stefania You imply that the champagne was the cause of Professor Sehlig’s and Professor Aspinall’s deaths.

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