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    Breaking the Code (Acting Edition S.) (Paperback) By (author) Hugh Whitemore, By (author) Andrew Hodges

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    DescriptionDrama / 7m, 2f / Unit set Derek Jacobi took London and Broadway by storm in this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why. "Powerful, rivetting drama." N.Y. Daily News "Elegant and poignant." Time Magazine "The most important serious play of the season." Christian Science Monitor


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    Title
    Breaking the Code
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Whitemore, By (author) Andrew Hodges
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780573016561
    ISBN 10: 0573016569
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    DC20: 822.914
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Samuel French Ltd
    Imprint name
    Samuel French Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London