MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Émilie (2010)
Kaija Saariaho (composer) / Amin Maalouf (libretto)
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In this opera, a single performer portrays the final days in the life of Émilie du Châtelet, whose promising career as a mathematical physicist in the 18th century was tragically cut short at the age of 42. Émilie du Châtelet's story is also told in two recent plays: see Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight and Legacy of Light .

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Works Similar to Émilie
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson
  2. Legacy of Light by Karen Zacarías
  3. Archimedes, a planetarium opera by James Dashow
  4. Love Counts by Michael Hastings (libretto) / Michael Nyman (score)
  5. Aniara by Harry Martinson
  6. Continuums by Robert Carr
  7. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  8. Verrechnet by Carl Djerassi / Isabella Gregor
  9. Flow Down Like Silver: Hypatia of Alexandria by Ki Longfellow
  10. The Lady's Code by Samantha Saxon
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction,
MotifReal Mathematicians, Female Mathematicians, Music, Romance,
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumPlays,

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