After Darwin

After Darwin

After Darwin

After Darwin

After Darwin

Overview

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.

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Details

  • Genre: Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Flexible casting

Authors

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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