Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor.
Play title: Partition
Author (s): Ira Hauptman
Publisher: PlayScripts Inc.
Publication Date: 2006
Genre: Drama (The play is a fantasy based on the facts of these men’s lives.)
Primary Discipline: Mathematics
Scientist (s): Srinivasa Ramanujan, G. H. Hardy, Pierre De Fermat
Source Texts: Unknown
Character Breakdown: 4 men, 1 woman;
Srinivasa Ramanujan, G.H. Hardy, Namagiri of Namakkal, Alfred Billington, Pierre De Fermat, London Police Officer.
Time Period: 1913-1920
Synopsis of Play: Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor. But just as mathematics draws these two men from vastly different cultures together, it also possesses the power to destroy them. A riveting fantasy based on real events.
First Performance Date: March 1st, 2002
First Producer: Ensemble Studio Theatre
Performance History: Partition was originally produced by Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, California. Commissioned and developed by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.
Entered by Denise Gillman and Brooke Sanders