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Camera Three: Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" and Russell Maloney's "Inflexible Reason" (01:44)

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This episode of "Camera Three" presents the works of Thomas Love Peacock and Russell Maloney. Peacock's writings focused on extreme positions in society. In his novellas, learned men argued, but never came to a conclusion. The dramatization will contain concepts from "Crotchet Castle," "Gryll Grange," "Melincourt," and "Nightmare Abbey."

Dramatization of Peacock's Work: Part One (05:55)

Two men argue the merits of scientific breakthroughs over dinner. Bemoaning the electric telegraph, faster travel, and hydrostatics, one man feels that each invention has destroyed the peace of his home.

"Inflexible Reason": Part One (03:54)

Mr. Bainbridge entertains Professor Mallard. Bainbridge heard the "old cliché of mathematicians" regarding the "six chimpanzees." He decides to test the hypothesis.

"Inflexible Reason": Part Two (04:25)

Bainbridge and Mallard visit the conservatory where six chimpanzees are typing. Ape A, known as Bill, typed out "Oliver Twist" word for word and is now starting typing the works of Vilfredo Pareto in Italian. Mallard insists that the apes will soon begin to recite gibberish and to keep the experiment a secret.

"Inflexible Reason": Part Three (05:07)

Chimpanzees start typing out books at an alarming rate and Mallard calls Bainbridge an "ape." When Mallard comes to apologize, he shoots the apes, Bainbridge, and himself. As he dies he calls himself the savior to science.

Dramatization of Peacock's Work: Part Two (02:04)

One man feels science is established and another man feels it is demolished. "Inflexible Logic" first appeared in the "New Yorker." Macandrew briefly discusses next week's episode.

Credits: Satirizing Science: Dramatization of Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" and Russell Maloney's "Inflexible Reason" (01:01)

Credits: Satirizing Science: Dramatization of Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" and Russell Maloney's "Inflexible Reason"

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Satirizing Science: Dramatization of Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" and Russell Maloney's "Inflexible Reason"


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Camera Three presents two dramatizations of literature at the expense of scientific thought. The first scene combines excerpts from the novellas Nightmare Abbey, Gryll Grange, Melincourt, and Crochet Castle. In Inflexible Logic, six apes are encouraged to write all the books in the British Museum to test the law of probability.

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL128275

ISBN: 978-1-64023-300-3

Copyright date: ©1959

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