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

By Carl Djerassi

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

only a few books have handled the topic of science-in-theatre and nearly none with chemistry-in-theatre. Texts of the author's fresh performs, Insufficiency and Phallacy, are integrated of their entirety to provide concrete examples of performs facing genuine (rather than invented) chemistry. Insufficiency represents an instance from the sector of beer and poo bubbles, the place the subjects of educational tenure and model in chemistry are analyzed, while in Phallacy, a case heritage of the similarities and variations among technological know-how and paintings is gifted for debate.

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

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Jerzy You said to publish more. I am not in favor of salami publishing€— taking one piece of work and slicing it up, like so many of those — leo [interrupts] Don’t say it. jerzy [grins] Colleagues of mine. jerzy Lights out on table area and up on Stefania and Leo who are again sitting by the desk. The beer experiment is more related to cappuccino than to quantum foam. Because the whole novelty of Jerry’s research rests in his studies of beer foam. stefania Of course, now I understand. He did tell me about this work… leo At the symphony?

I will first patent it. stefania And then what? stefania jerzy Wait and see. END OF SCENE 7 Scene 8 A year later. Same as Scene 1 with completely dark stage except for Â�spotlight on witness, with the prosecutor’s voice OS. For the record, please state your full name and position. leo Leo Bramble. I’m chair of the chemistry department. prosecutor Thank you. And shall I address you as Mr. Bramble or Leo? indd 33 2/22/2012 12:06:12 PM b1339 Chemistry in Theatre (by Carl Derjassi) 34 Chemistry in Theatre Professor will do just fine.

Prosecutor [outraged] Now, wait a moment! leo I was not addressing you. Jerry said that to me. jerzy [loudly interrupting] But I apologized, Leo! Almost immediately. Tell him! leo Yes, he did apologize. And there were mitigating circumstances. prosecutor Such as? leo The department had voted not to recommend tenure … and he was clearly upset. prosecutor In a large university, there are surely plenty of tenure cases that are not approved. Is the response always a ripped telephone cord? leo As I said, in this instance, there were mitigating circumstances.

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