FRACTIONS

by Marcel Dorney

FRACTIONS

by Marcel Dorney

In Fifth Century Alexandria, Egypt – Alexander the Great’s namesake city – has ambitions to be the most powerful in the world. And knowledge is power. The great Library of Alexandria houses the collected wisdom of the world – science, mathematics, astronomy and literature. One of its greatest scholars and inventors is Hypatia – a woman ahead of her time in a man’s world. She’s revered for her devotion to the search for knowledge.

But the power politicking of one man, Kyril, starts a holy war in the city, which threatens to destroy the great library. Hypatia must find a way to protect it – and prevent civilization from sliding into the Dark Ages.

This thrilling play is based on the real-life events of one of history’s most remarkable unsung heroines.

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Queensland Premier's Drama Award (2010 winner)

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