Copenhagen [Michael Frayn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and. The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime. 26 Feb What does Frayn’s famous play get wrong, and what does it get right?.

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To this Heisenberg replies later in the same conversation – don’t assume my need to defend my country is any weaker just because I know it is in the wrong. Same scene as above, different moment.

The question of whether Heisenberg was a saboteur or not is not on that level, even if I think the bulk of the historical profession would not agree with Frayn that it is as likely an explanation for the German failure as any other. Now no one can be hurt, now no one can be betrayed.

Allied troops disassembling the German experimental research reactor at Haigerloch, as part of the Alsos mission.

May 10, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Perhaps the author wishes to leave it to the interpretive will of the director but I think feayn a mistake. Jul 21, Bob Nichols rated it liked it. View all 4 comments. Stay in Touch Sign up. Heisenbergs line sums this the essence of the work up brilliantly: As Heisenberg wrote to Jungk.


Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Millennium Approaches Angels in America: Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. Today is Valentine’s Day. But it might appear to give an one of those questions that people have been asking since While books can help me enter the world of the story, and temporarily leave my own life, being a theatre buff c If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Bohr and Heisenberg agree that Heisenberg started the visit by stating to Bohr that nuclear weapons were now conceivable.

What did Heisenberg and Bohr talk about in ?

Heisenberg said explicitly that he did not wish to enter into technical details but that Bohr should understand that he knew what he was talking about as he had spent 2 years working exclusively on this question. I can see that.

They knew what plutonium was. I loved the entire premise of the play: Arguably Oppenheimer would not have been a good pick either, had their not been a Groves. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Michael Frayn works to keep this distinction as small as possible. As I watched it Copenhageen knew I had to see it again but wouldn’t be able to as the season was booked out.

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Continuing under the direction of Michael Blakemore, it opened on Broadway at the Royale Theatre on 11 April and ran for performances. I do not know if personally I would have enjoyed this as a play. MIchael Frayn’s play doesn’t presume to try to figure out, definitively, what was said that night; in fact, it argues that Heisenberg, Bohr, and Margrethe Bohr are still trying themselves to agree on what happened, even years after they’ve all died. The lack of stage directions made it hard to picture what was happening sometimes.


For the moment the only coherent thing I can say is: I micgael the play in in a memorable version that fran presented to science students at the University of Buenos Aires, which was followed by intense debate. It makes people ask me about Heisenberg. Having said that, I really appreciated the attempt to marry science to art. I’m a particle; I’m also a wave. Among the documents were the unsent letters Bohr drafted to Heisenberg in about Jungk’s book and other topics.


No one understands copenhxgen trip to Copenhagen. I didn’t think he’d be able to pull it off, but it worked. Maybe the play shows me a different perspective of the world that I did not notice before. Much like books, the theatre allows me to experience something different. For an arts graduate.