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
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.
Entered by: Denise Gillman/Brooke Sanders