The Physicists Background

The Physicists Background

Released in 1961, The Physicists is a play by Swiss writer Friedrich Duerrenmatt. The play was first released in Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and has since been adapted int many other forms such as an Australian radio release. Themes of the play include what humans need to do when they become too advanced for themselves, and all of the technology that we have let ourselves "fall into".

Friedrich Duerrenmatt was born in 1921 and was a Swiss author and playwright. Growing up through the Second World War, many of his works, like many others from his time, were inspired by that war, including The Physicists. He passed away in 1990 when he was 69 years old, but his legacy in literature still lives on to this day, his work in drama inspiring generations to come.

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