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

Article

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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