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#81 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm at DbD this evening, *because* of what I've read on here!



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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

We all have our own various interests and I still have several reasons for wanting to see Damned by Despair. I wouldn't have made a special trip from Cardiff, partly because of the comments on this board and the general critical reception, but once I'd settled on my two evenings I leapt at the opportunity to see it at a matinee when I was on the doorstep. By the way, I have no particular interest in ever seeing This House, despite all the praise heaped upon it and despite knowing that I'd probably find it pleasurable.

#83 zyx123

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 29 November 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:

Thank you for your kind concern, Latecomer, but you misunderstood my earlier point.

In fact, Constellations draws on quantum multiverse theory, not quantum mechanics, to investigate free will and friendship.

Haven't seen the play. But isn't multiverse theory just an interpretation of quantum mechanics.

#84 xanderl

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 29 November 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

We all have our own various interests and I still have several reasons for wanting to see Damned by Despair.

It will be very interesting to hear your views as you seem to be the only one here who saw the fabled Daldry production
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#85 Latecomer

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

View Postzyx123, on 29 November 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

Haven't seen the play. But isn't multiverse theory just an interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Couldn't have put it better myself  B)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

View Postzyx123, on 29 November 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

Haven't seen the play. But isn't multiverse theory just an interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Or in theatrical terms, if quantum mechanics is the original play, multiverse theory is the spin-off.

#87 zyx123

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

View PostBeth, on 29 November 2012 - 09:44 PM, said:

Or in theatrical terms, if quantum mechanics is the original play, multiverse theory is the spin-off.

So, as someone who prefers the Copenhagen interpretation. I should give this one a miss.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

View Postzyx123, on 29 November 2012 - 10:24 PM, said:

So, as someone who prefers the Copenhagen interpretation. I should give this one a miss.

I think you'd still enjoy it - I struggle with the many-worlds interpretation, personally, but it still made for an entertaining 80 minutes or so of theatre. Plus I'm still in need of someone to explain the balloons! ;)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

View Postzyx123, on 29 November 2012 - 10:24 PM, said:

So, as someone who prefers the Copenhagen interpretation. I should give this one a miss.

Until you observe it, you can't know.
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#90 fringefan

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:26 AM

I'm still a little puzzled that this play, rather than any other from the recent RC Upstairs season, should have been selected for transfer, unless, being cynical, I assume it's because of the casting.  I think I saw everything and thought there were better plays deserving a wider audience, though it could of course be that I simply don't appreciate the merits of this one.  Anyway, good for all concerned, i.e. author, RC, cast and those who missed out first time round.




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