Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre Arts

Number of Pages

91

Abstract

The play Sir Isaac's Duel concentrates on Edmond Halley's discovery of the genius of Isaac Newton. Halley attempts to bring Newton's theories out to the public, Newton refuses, and the "duel" begins. Other characters in the play are as follows: Mary Halley, the wife of Edmond; Catherine Barton, Newton's niece; Jonathan Swift, who is in love with Catherine; and Gottfried Leibniz, who engaged with Newton in a priority debate over the invention of Calculus; This is a full-length play with an approximate running time of 95 minutes.

Keywords

Original play; Play; Sir Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Duel

Controlled Subject

Theater; Science; History; Mathematics

File Format

pdf

File Size

2150.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ebhu-eb65


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