By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Millie, a director, discusses together with her actors, Ian and Tom, tips to interpret recognized old figures from the 19th century. it really is 1831. The naturalist Charles Darwin is invited to go back and forth with Robert Fitzroy into uncharted waters off the coast of South the United States aboard 'The Beagle'. Their 5 yr trip is fraught with philosophical and private tensions. Fitzroy, a staunch Christian, has religion within the unquestionable authority of the Bible; Darwin starts off to discover a extra radical imaginative and prescient, his thought of ordinary choice. A meditation on historical past and human relationships, After Darwin hyperlinks prior and current via those 5 characters, and increases undying questions about religion, friendship and the way we interpret the past.
After Darwin used to be first played in July 1998, at Hampstead Theatre, London.
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After Darwin (Faber Plays) by Timberlake Wertenbaker