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Wittgenstein - The Crooked Roads

6 Male, 2 Female

William Lyons Price: $14.95

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"

Difficult to know and impossible to forget, Ludwig Wittgenstein is remembered as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century

He published only one book in his lifetime - a masterpiece that shaped the evolution of philosophy and baffled his teachers

The play spans most of his life - from his early encounters with Bertrand Russell in Cambridge to a final trip to New York via the Russian Front, portraying the moving and philosophically acute journey of this tortured genius


“This play 'is undaunted by [Wittgenstein's] famously incomprehensible ideas . . . It grabs philosophical enquiry by the shoulders and gives it a good shake ... This is a show brimming with ideas and these playful techniques lend a lightness to proceeding, a sense of fun which aids in the digestion of some baffling philosophical ideas ... Did we understand them all? No. Will you understand them? Probably not. Does that matter? Not a bit. In fact that's the whole point. As we find in the brilliant Viva scene, very few people understood Wittgenstein, not even his previous teachers” ~ Londonist

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