This paper offers an analysis of the relationship between science and theatre. Such a connection can be twofold: either theatre is used primarily as a means for conveying scientific concepts and ideas, or it borrows its contents from science while maintaining its own features as an artistic expression. I will focus on the second form of "scientific theatre", i.e. when theatre preserves its artistic and aesthetic characteristics, thus enhancing the scientific imagination for the public.

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Science and theatre
A multifaceted relationship between pedagogical purpose and artistic expression

Silvana Barbacci   ICS, Innovations in the Communication of Science SISSA-ISAS (International School for Advanced Studies),Italy

This paper offers an analysis of the relationship between science and theatre. Such a connection can be twofold: either theatre is used primarily as a means for conveying scientific concepts and ideas, or it borrows its contents from science while maintaining its own features as an artistic expression. I will focus on the second form of "scientific theatre", i.e. when theatre preserves its artistic and aesthetic characteristics, thus enhancing the scientific imagination for the public.

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