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by Take the Space Theatre Company
Christopher Wren loved him; Isaac Newton loathed him.
Robert Hooke was curator of experiments for over twenty years at the Royal Society and is now thought by many to be our English Leonardo. A genius of the 17th century; architect, engineer, chemist, horologist, physicist, astronomer, artist, even musician but Hooke provoked intense loyalty, jealousy, controversy and hatred. Was England's Leonardo buried by another Da Vinci plot? In hot-blooded times, passions explode. History is on trial. Robert Hooke - your time has come.
This tale of intrigue and betrayal explores the captivating 17th Century world of new science and discovery. Chris Barnes gives "an inspired performance to complement some exceptional writing" [British Theatre Guide]
Research Support: Joanna Corden of the Royal Society
Read a review and see some photos of the performance on our blog.
Take the Space Theatre Company are also performing 'Sam & I' on both days of the festival.
'The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London' is available for sale on the Foyles bookstore website.
Saturday 1 October 2011, 2:15 - 3:45pmSunday 2 October 2011, 3:00 - 4:30pm
City of London Room, the Royal Society.
This event costs £4 per person.Tickets will be available on the door.
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