Blinded By The Sun

Through the characters of three scientists, Blinded By The Sun explores how the pressure to succeed, and the need to create hype, can cause conflict within the modern scientific world.

Play title: Blinded By The Sun

Author (s): Stephen Poliakoff

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Publication Date: 1996

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Chemistry

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 4 men, 4 women

Al, Elinor, Christopher, Joanna, Professor, Ghislane, Barbara, and Charlie

Setting: English Academy, University

Time Period: Present day

Synopsis of Play: The play revolves around a scientific fraud in an English University. Through the characters of three scientists, it explores how the pressure to succeed, and the need to create hype, can cause conflict within the modern scientific world.

First Performance Date: August 28, 1996

First Producer: Royal National Theater

Performance History:  Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff was first performed in the Cottesloe auditorium of the Royal National Theatre, London, on 28 August 1996. Directed by Ron Daniels. Designed by Tom Piper. Lighting Design by Rick Fisher. Sound Design by Simon Baker.

Links:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-blinded-by-the-sun-royal-national-theatre-1361819.html

http://variety.com/1996/film/reviews/blinded-by-the-sun-1200446747/

https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/1990s/1996/no-1106-october-1996/theatre-review-blinded-sun

Entered by: Denise Gillman/Brooke Sanders

 

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