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FRACTIONS by Marcel Dorney

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THEMES: Science and religion, philosophy, womens rights

CHARACTER AGES: 18+

Length
LENGTH: 2.5 Hours
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
   PLAYWRIGHT: Marcel Dorney
$ 23.95
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SYNOPSIS In Fifth Century Egypt, Alexandria – Alexander the Great’s namesake city – has ambitions to be the most powerful city in the world. And knowledge is power. The great Library of Alexandria houses the collected wisdom of the world – science, mathematics, astronomy and literature. One of its greatest scholars and inventors is Hypatia – a woman ahead of her time in a man’s world. She’s revered for her devotion to the search for knowledge. But the power politicking of one man, Kyril, starts a holy war in the city, which threatens to destroy the great library. Hypatia must find a way to protect it – and prevent civilization from sliding into the Dark Ages.

This thrilling play is based on the real-life events of one of history’s most remarkable unsung heroines.

PRODUCTION HISTORY Produced as part of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award by Queensland Theatre Company, 2011.

ISBN 9781921390111

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