- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Samuel French, Inc. (24 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0573690863
- ISBN-13: 978-0573690860
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.6 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Breaking the Code Paperback – 24 Aug 2010
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I also loved that it had the original cast list, the film cast list and the costume list. It also had the stage set-up diagrams at the back which were very interesting. I genuinely wish I was old enough to have gone and seen this while it was being performed on stage.
I'm now reading "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges, on which the play is based (I'm doing it all backwards) and have also found that to be very interesting when reflecting on the play also.
Overall, Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore is a great read, I would highly recommend it!
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Math Genius, Alan Mathison Turing was able to break the Nazi Enigma Code for the British government. Mr. Turing saw no need to live a lie. Against his Supervisor's & his Mother's advice, Alan accepts in himself what society will not. This story is sprinkled with early computer development. "Breaking the Code" is a view in the difficulties of a gay man in the mid-twentith century England. When Alan incurs a home robbery, the police did not seek the thief. Law enforcement incarcerated Turing for being a homosexual, leaving the theft unsolved.
Facts related, but not in this play:
1. On 10 September 2009, Alan M. Turing was one of five people ever to receive an apology from the UK Government for the injustice received under British Law.
2. Since 1986 the annual "A. M. Turing Award" is given by Stanford University. The Turing Award is computer science 'Noble' equivalent.
3. March 2012, Historian George Dyson's newest book, "Turing's Cathedral" is set to be released.