Photograph 51

Author Ziegler, Anna
Year 2011
First published 2011
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service
Number of pages 59
ISBN 9780822225089
Keywords U.K., biochemistry, ambition/recognition of scientists, women in science, historical, female scientist


A play that mainly focuses on the work and work-life of Rosalind Franklin, the unsung heroine of the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. She made the famous and titular “Photograph 51”, which proved that the human DNA is structured in a double helix. The play centers around her struggle for recognition and the male scientists around her trying to claim credit for her discovery. (FmS)