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Copenhagen

Copenhagen

by: Michael Frayn

by: Michael Frayn

Overview

In 1941, German physicist Werner Heisenberg went to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive drama by the prominent British playwright which premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London and opened to rave reviews on Broadway (ultimately winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play), the two men meet in a situation fraught with danger in hopes of discovering why we do what we do.

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Keywords

Friendship, War

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alph ...

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