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By Carl Djerassi

This publication examines the questions "What can technological know-how do for the theatre?" and "What can the theatre do for science?" which increase demanding situations for either theatre pros and scientists. surprisingly, this booklet offers with performs initially as studying fabric -- as texts to be learn on my own or in dramatic readings -- instead of emphasizing performances at the level. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the capability pedagogic price of utilizing the dialogic sort and plot constitution of performs in technology, with a unique specialize in chemistry.

only a few books have handled the topic of science-in-theatre and almost none with chemistry-in-theatre. Texts of the author's contemporary performs, Insufficiency and Phallacy, are incorporated of their entirety to provide concrete examples of performs facing genuine (rather than invented) chemistry. Insufficiency represents an instance from the sphere of beer and fizz bubbles, the place the themes of educational tenure and style in chemistry are analyzed, while in Phallacy, a case historical past of the similarities and variations among technological know-how and artwork is gifted for debate.

Readership: scholars and execs within the fields of technology and theatre, in addition to those people who are attracted to those fields.

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Chemistry in Theatre: Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both

This e-book examines the questions "What can technology do for the theatre? " and "What can the theatre do for technology? " which bring up demanding situations for either theatre pros and scientists. strangely, this publication bargains with performs at first as analyzing fabric -- as texts to be learn by myself or in dramatic readings -- instead of emphasizing performances at the degree.

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Prosecutor So why were you present this time? stefania Professor Bramble asked me to attend and take notes. indd 43 2/22/2012 12:06:13 PM b1339 Chemistry in Theatre (by Carl Derjassi) 44 Chemistry in Theatre Do you happen to know why? 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.

Jerzy It better. jerzy END OF SCENE 4 Scene 5 Some weeks later. Chairman’s office as in Scene 2. Jerzy enters without knocking. Here I am. Stefania said you wanted to see me. leo Sit down. jerzy What was the conclusion? leo Sit down. jerzy Quit stalling. leo It’s difficult these days. jerzy Every day is difficult. So what’s special about this one? leo The budget, for one. jerzy You’re playing a broken record. leo True. But it’s even tougher now, with a new provost. The departmental recommendation should be unanimous.

Leo Please, pull yourself together. jerzy So what was the vote? leo [hesitates] What’s the difference? It’s unanimity that counts. jerzy What was the vote? leo Seventeen to three. jerzy We have twenty-four faculty members in the department. Leo The rest abstained. jerzy Cowards. [Beat] In that case, seventeen votes represent eighty-five per cent of those voting… Surely that it isn’t too bad? leo Sit down. jerzy I don’t want to sit down. I want to know whether you’re forwarding the recommendation even though it’s not unanimous.

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