Chemistry in Theatre:Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both by Carl Djerassi

By Carl Djerassi

This booklet examines the questions “What can technological know-how do for the theatre?” and “What can the theatre do for science?” which bring up demanding situations for either theatre execs and scientists. strangely, this booklet offers with performs at the start as studying fabric — as texts to be learn by myself or in dramatic readings — instead of emphasizing performances at the degree. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the capability pedagogic worth of utilizing the dialogic type and plot constitution of performs in technology, with a distinct specialize in chemistry.

Very few books have handled the topic of science-in-theatre and almost none with chemistry-in-theatre. Texts of the author's fresh performs, Insufficiency and Phallacy, are integrated of their entirety to supply concrete examples of performs facing real (rather than invented) chemistry. Insufficiency represents an instance from the sphere of beer and poo bubbles, the place the subjects of educational tenure and model in chemistry are analyzed, while in Phallacy, a case historical past of the similarities and alterations among technological know-how and artwork is gifted for debate.


  • Preface:
    • Plays at the web page instead of Stage
    • Plays facing Chemistry
  • Insufficiency:
    • A Play in nine Scenes
  • Phallacy:
    • A Play in 27 Scenes

Readership: scholars and pros within the fields of technological know-how and theatre, in addition to those who are drawn to those fields.

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