The Physics of Love ©”: using humor and storytelling to open minds and hearts to green values

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Abstract

This article explores the way that theater artists use theatrical tools and strategies not only to entertain audiences, but also to break down audience resistance to science-centered perspectives on the environment. This article cites examples from a specific one-woman show, “The Physics of Love,” which uses the Universe story, the scientific history of the universe and earth, to parallel the humorous story of a woman looking for love. The Physics of Love uses the theatrical devices of storytelling, humor, and personification to help audiences learn about, and act on earth-centered, science-oriented perspectives about the environment

Keywords

Theater The physics of love Environmental science Science-centered perspectives Universe story 

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© AESS 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ArtistBrooklynUSA

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