Euclid and His Modern Rivals

British maverick Lewis Carroll successfully combines his inimitable sense of humor with his transparent logical reasoning in one of the most interesting books ever written about mathematical pedagogy, Euclid and His Modern Rivals.

Play title:  Euclid and His Modern Rivals

Author (s):  Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.

Publication Date: 1879, 1973 (Dover Publications, Inc)

Genre: Comedy (Mathematical text written in dialogue form)

Primary Discipline: Mathematics

Scientist (s): Euclid: A Greek mathematician, often referred to as “the father of geometry”  

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 3 Men

Euclid, Minos, Dr. Niemand

Setting: Varies

Time Period: 19th Century

Synopsis of Play: British maverick Lewis Carroll successfully combines his inimitable sense of humor with his transparent logical reasoning in one of the most interesting books ever written about mathematical pedagogy, Euclid and His Modern Rivals. Required reading not only for experts in mathematical curriculum development but also for all of Carroll’s admirers, this book is expertly written with razor-sharp wit. It is hard to find a funnier or more enjoyable book on such a subject that is commonly regarded as academic and far removed from everyday life; no one but the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland could rise to this kind of challenge and walk away triumphant. https://www.amazon.com/Euclid-Modern-Library-Essential-Reading/dp/1435123484

First Performance Date: Unknown

First Producer: Unknown

Performance History: Unknown

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Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

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