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After Darwin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 3m, 2m or f

After Darwin
by Timberlake Wertenbaker

It's 1831 and the naturalist Charles Darwin is to travel with Robert FitzRoy into uncharted waters off the coast of South America aboard The Beagle. So far, so factual. But for Millie, Ian and Tom, getting to grips with a 1998 stage version of events...

Contained in the volume "Wertenbaker Plays 2" which also includes The Break of Day, Credible Witness, The Ash Girl, and Dianeira.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 3m, 2m or f
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
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Summary

It's 1831 and the naturalist Charles Darwin is to travel with Robert FitzRoy into uncharted waters off the coast of South America aboard The Beagle. So far, so factual. But for Millie, Ian and Tom, getting to grips with a 1998 stage version of events includes uncovering the polarities both in and between their own lives. The exploration of nineteenth-century philosophical tensions, with the'staunch solidity of FitzRoy's Christian ideals sparring with Darwin's slowly dawning radical vision, provokes unsuspected emotions in the present-day director and actors.

Contained in the volume "Wertenbaker Plays 2" which also includes The Break of Day, Credible Witness, The Ash Girl, and Dianeira.

Cast Attributes
  • Flexible casting
M5 F1 or M3 F1
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Simple settings
  • Features Period Costumes

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"After Darwin is a play to be relished for its ability to provoke thought." - Backstage.comRead more

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Timberlake Wertenbaker

Timberlake grew up in the Basque country and lives in London. She is one of the UK’s leading playwrights and her work is performed worldwide. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Olivier Award and the New York Drama Critics Award for OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and a W ...
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