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Photograph 51

Anna Ziegler

Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950’s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Krick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure – yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life”. Includes an interview with Brenda Maddox, the world's foremost biographer of Rosalind Franklin and author of "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA". Also includes and interview with Dr Pamela Björkman, the Max Delbruck Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Miriam Margolyes as Rosalind Matthew Arkin as Caspar Maxwell Caulfield as Wilkins Jon Matthews as Watson Darren Richardson as Gosling Nick Toren as Crick Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Photograph 51 is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950’s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Krick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure – yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life”. Includes an interview with Brenda Maddox, the world's foremost biographer of Rosalind Franklin and author of "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA". Also includes and interview with Dr Pamela Björkman, the Max Delbruck Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Miriam Margolyes as Rosalind Matthew Arkin as Caspar Maxwell Caulfield as Wilkins Jon Matthews as Watson Darren Richardson as Gosling Nick Toren as Crick Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Photograph 51 is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
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Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950’s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Krick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure – yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life”. Includes an interview with Brenda Maddox, the world's foremost biographer of Rosalind Franklin and author of "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA". Also includes and interview with Dr Pamela Björkman, the Max Delbruck Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Miriam Margolyes as Rosalind Matthew Arkin as Caspar Maxwell Caulfield as Wilkins Jon Matthews as Watson Darren Richardson as Gosling Nick Toren as Crick Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Photograph 51 is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Miriam Margolyes, Full Cast

Length:

1h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:40

Introduction
Introduction

01:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:52