Kelley’s Recommended Reading on CONSTELLATIONS

Although you certainly don’t need a background in astrophysics to enjoy Nick Payne’s Constellations, we asked Director Robert Kelley for a list of further reading for anyone interested in learning more about the subjects of string theory, the multiverse, or the genesis of this brilliant play. Here’s a short list of Kelley’s recs:




And if you’re still eager for more, you can always hire a tutor! As Kelley says, “I also had a two hour individual session to review the play and its contents, including string theory, with physicist Dr. Richard Partridge, Senior Staff Scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford.”

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