English mathematician, logician, computer scientist ante litteram and gay icon malgré soi Alan Turing (1912-1954) is an outstanding figure in 20th Century’s science and philosophical thought. Breaking the code was an early piece (1986) and a forerunner of a long string of oeuvres bringing his crucial, multi-faceted, tormented life to the stage. For what I’m concerned, as a huge (science-)fiction fan, for the time being theater wins over the movies 10-0.
In 2012, Turing’s anniversary year par excellence, two Italian plays in a few days, in a country traditionally indifferent to scientific ideas, speak loud of his pervasive influence and lasting fascination, far beyond the academia walls.
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