The Overgrown Path
Nicholas Marks, an aspiring academic from Yorkshire, arrives on the Greek island of Tinos to interview reclusive scientist Daniel Howarth about his work on the atomic bomb. But as he tries to tease apart fact and fantasy, science and mythology, chance and destiny, Nicholas discovers a surprising truth about himself.
Robert Holman's play The Overgrown Path is about history, and the stories we tell each other to make sense of ourselves. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in May 1985.
The Overgrown Path is also available in the volume Robert Holman Plays: One.
'History is not the study of facts. It is the study of ourselves. Of our stories. The stories we tell each other.'
25 Jul 2019
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