After Darwin (Faber Plays) by Timberlake Wertenbaker

By Timberlake Wertenbaker

Millie, a director, discusses along with her actors, Ian and Tom, the best way to interpret recognized ancient figures from the 19th century. it is 1831. The naturalist Charles Darwin is invited to commute with Robert Fitzroy into uncharted waters off the coast of South the US aboard 'The Beagle'. Their 5 yr trip is fraught with philosophical and private tensions. Fitzroy, a staunch Christian, has religion within the unquestionable authority of the Bible; Darwin starts off to discover a extra radical imaginative and prescient, his idea of typical choice. A meditation on background and human relationships, After Darwin hyperlinks previous and current via those 5 characters, and increases undying questions about religion, friendship and the way we interpret the past.

After Darwin used to be first played in July 1998, at Hampstead Theatre, London.

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