O Professor de Darwin, Helder Costa



Title: O Professor de Darwin

Author: Helder Costa

Typology: Drama

Language: Portuguese

Year: 2009

Publisher: Gradiva Publicações, S.A.

ISBN: 978-989-616-328-0

Synopsis: A double anniversary made of 2009 a worldwide celebratory year for Charles Darwin: on the one hand it was the 200th anniversary of his birth and, on the other hand, his fundamental work The Origin of Species celebrated 150 years since it first was published. (…)

Darwin’s growth as a scientist was profoundly impacted by his singular and privileged relationship to his teacher John Stevens Henslow. Helder Costa’s play revolves around this character, and was the answer to a challenge made him by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian regarding this celebratory year.