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"Timberlake Wertenbaker's brain-teasing new play addresses the ruling metaphor of our times: the survival of the fittest. She does it in the most direct way possible, by dramatizing the development of Darwin's ideas on the origins and survival of species during his voyage on the Beagle in the 1830s and the conflict between him and Fitzroy, his captain and a literalist believer in the Bible. But the metaphor is underlined by casting this as a play within a play, where the actor playing Darwin has no interest beyond personal survival and the actor playing Fitzroy is weakened by principle. Their rehearsals are directed by an east European refugee who knows more about survival than they ever will." (Sunday Times, London)
|Time Period(s):|| 19th Century|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||Not Available|
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|Set Complexity: ||Not Available|
|Set Information: ||Flexible staging.|
|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||Not Available|
|Male Characters: ||Not Available|
|Female Characters: ||Not Available|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
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|Publisher: ||Samuel French|
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