Proof

Proof

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by David Auburn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822217821

ISBN-13: 9780822217824

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated

Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of science. It focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable

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Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of science. It focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance — and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822217824
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
148,501
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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Proof 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard about Proof when I was looking for productions to see in New York. Loving math as I do, the title caught my eye right away. I convinced my parents to go see it and we were not disapointed. David Auburn does an amaizing job of making you not only see but feel what the characters were going through. I then ordered the book over the internet. It was very well writen and I would recomend it to anyone who enjoys plays and math.
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