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September 22, 2011


Have you ever seen the play "Copenhagen"? It's about "the uncertainties surrounding the 1941 meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in German-occupied Copenhagen" -- and it illustrates the opposite of what you learned from the book. I -hated- the first act and was bored to death, but then was completely captivated and moved by the second act. I don't know how Michael Frayn managed to write a play so dramatic that involves three characters, two chairs, and no set. Doubt it's playing anywhere anymore, but if you can somehow catch it, I'd highly recommend it.

Never even heard of the play, but it sounds fascinating, first act notwithstanding ... I'll try to at least find a print copy of the script. Thanks for the tip!

I heartily endorse Tanya's recommendation of "Copenhagen." It's the reason I bought Lindley book, though haven't had chance to read that one yet, and might not get to it any time soon, pending a reading of your full review ...

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