Einstein's Gift about the friendship between Albert Einstein a the German chemist Fritz Haber.These Nobel Prize winners differed widely on the scientist's purpose (Einstein believed that his job was to put ideas out there; Haber believed in harnessing his talents to practical application).It opens exactly two hundred years ago in 1809 where the daughter of the landed gentry family, Thomasina Coverley is being tutored by the handsome Septimus Hodge who wants her to concentrate on Fermat's last theorem.
This is because processes such as the release old carbon into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels and atmospheric nuclear weapons testing have led to dramatic peaks and dips in the amount of carbon 14 in the atmosphere. For example, water can disolve and deposit organic material changing the isotope levels.As new science-math plays (and musicals, and operas) come along, they'll be added to this work in progress.Arcadia -London revival and Arcadia--Broadway production There are many who think that Tom Stoppard is Britain's best living playwright and that Arcadia (first published 1993) is his best play.A musical of this little book-- essentially an amalgam of parables -- is also in the works.Einstein: A Stage Portrait This one-person bio-drama covered a lot of territory, with flashbacks from Einstein's Princeton home to various phases of his personal and professional life.
A fascinating idea though according to our critic, it's the actors who make it work. -There's a lot of talk about algorithms and protein cultures in this amusingnew play, but there's also a lot of pillow talk. Copenhagen Michael Frayn's absorbing drama about the meeting between the German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his mentor Niels Bohr (Philip Bosco during World War II was one of the most cerebral and entertaining plays of the 2000 Broadway season.