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The Physicists (Kirkup)
By Frederich Dürrenmatt transl. James Kirkup
Michaelmas Week 1
'It’s I who decides who my patients think they are. I know them far better than they know themselves.’
Murder is just the background at the private sanatorium, Les Cerisiers. The investigation into a nurse’s murder reveals not one of the patients is quite what they seem. Everyone is hiding a dangerous secret and all are drawn into an increasingly dangerous game to protect it and themselves.
Questioning the nature of sanity, the role of science and ‘expertise’ in society, and the responsibilities governments and individuals have to each other, The Physicists is a satire that puts our concepts of society under the microscope.