The Genius

by  Howard Brenton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 4f

"Rich in pertinent argument, dense with beautifully hard and mobile characterization, teeming with memorable stage pictures and bristling with Brenton's very best writing; flinty, passionate and explosive." London Financial Times. -
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Leo Lerner is an American mathematician who has discovered an equation which, if followed to its logical conclusion, would enable anyone to build a weapon which could annihilate mankind. He is hiding out from the Pentagon in the math department of an English university when he learns that a first year student has also come up with the equation!

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"Rich in pertinent argument, dense with beautifully hard and mobile characterization, teeming with memorable stage pictures and bristling with Brenton's very best writing; flinty, passionate and explosive. -London Financial Times.

"Spiked with humor, power and pathos a rich and enjoyable mixture." -London Broadcasting.

"No one could accuse Howard Brenton of ducking the big issues." -London Guardian.

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