: Die Physiker (English and German Edition) (): Friedrich Durrenmatt, Robert E. Helbling: Books. Buy a cheap copy of Die Physiker book by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The world’s greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring. The Physicists, comedy in two acts by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, performed and published in German as Die Physiker in The play, often.

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I do have to mention that I am really not a fan of reading plays. I don’t think I’ll ever get this.

Please try again later. Imagine the despair when they realise that they are trapped in a system running like a fine-tuned machine to the tune of the Pied Piper, relying on human rats to follow the powerful psychopath and to turn the notions of good and evil, sane and insane, right and wrong, true and false, knowledge and belief into their complete opposites. And I don’t think it’s just because it’s about Physicists.


Now the cities over which I ruled are dead, the Drtenmatt that was given over into phyeiker keeping is deserted, only a blue shimmering wilderness. No, I don’t get my review either.

Fuck, I’m so nuts. These are still crucial questions, pysiker I think the sophistication of the debate has slightly overtaken the moral of this play. Thanks to Kim Jong Un however we cannot forget that in mundane terms the matter is still quite serious. He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II.

Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost. Imagine the feeble resistance drrnmatt scientists, thinking that they can escape from true insanity and responsibility for creating weapons of total destruction by hiding in an institution for the mentally ill.

Imagine that person having access to nuclear power. They are all only faking insanity.

I must be Marie Curie. However, these noble plans are thwarted by the play’s final plot twist.

But as a whole I think the book was convincing and absolutely enjoyable. The plot twist at the end is masterfully executed with precise and cutting dialogue that leaves you thinking about the future of physics and the ethics of science.


View all errenmatt comments. What happens when those we consider insane are actually the most sane and vice versa? It is contrasted on the one hand with tragedy and on the other with farce, burlesque, and other forms of humorous amusement. Informed by the Second World War and the many recent advances in science and nuclear technology, the play deals with questions of scientific ethics and humanity’s ability to handle its intellectual responsibilities.

Präsentation, Die Physiker von Friedrich Dürrenmatt by Tim Leyten on Prezi

The story is set in the drawing room of Les Cerisiers sanatoriuman idyllic home for the mentally ill, run by famed psychiatrist Mathilde von Zahnd. Apr 26, Merci Pol rated it really liked it. Except the drawing-room belongs to a Swiss insane asylum, and the three men are patients.

The Physicists was first performed in at the height of the Cold War. Views Drrenkatt Edit View physiiker. The Untold Story Quotes from Die Physiker.


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View all 7 comments. The story of “Die Physiker” deals with three physicists, who live in a sanatorium for the mentally ill. It’s both hilarious and macabre, as each physicist somehow winds up murdering physier fawning orderly. Newton has a bottle of cognac hidden in the fireplace. German literature, German literature comprises the dke works of the German-speaking peoples of central Europe. The second act, though, is something else entirely.

She considered me an unrecognized genius. I’d love to see it staged — but if waiting for your local theatre to get on board seems daunting, the ideas involved make this well worth reading in the meantime.