Encyclopedia > Proof (play)

  Article Content

Proof (play)

Proof is a play by David Auburn[?] which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play.

It concerns the daughter of a recently-deceased professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. The daughter had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness; upon his death, a paradigm-shifting proof was found in his office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can the daughter prove the proof's authorship?



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Dimmitt, Texas

... 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males. For ...