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ALTERNATIVES Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country.As an examination of the problems that face not only the scie ntist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals.Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by Brecht scholar John Willett. The much shorter Laughton version is also included in full as an appendix, along with Brecht's own copious notes on the play making this the most trusted scholarly edition of the text. [READ MORE]

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Tags: Category: Drama / General Released: null Authors: Bertolt Brecht Language: English Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Published on: Mar 13, 2015 Pages: 288

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2019-09-23
It is at least unusual for dramatists to place scientists and the social implications of research in center scene. Bertolt Brecht -an unusual dramatist if there’s any- did just that, economically and ...
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The Foreword to one edition I read of this play (admiringly) calls Brecht's nature "cold, clinical" and Claims us he consciously rejected what he named "Aristelian" drama that seeks its audience to ...
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2019-09-23
This play breaks most of the terms of American theatre (but, it's Brecht, so I state that which is redundant). It demonstrates what can be nice about German theatre. It is talky, with long ...
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This play breaks most of the terms of American theatre (but, it's Brecht, so I state that which is redundant). It demonstrates what can be nice about German theatre. It is talky, with long ...
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The 16th & 17th Italian physicist and mathematician Galileo Galilei is widely considered to be the founder of modern science, due to his adoption of the scientific way in conducting experiments ...
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2019-09-23
"Galilei: Ja, wo ist sie jetzt? Wie kann der Jupiter angeheftet sein, wenn andere Sterne um ihn kreisen? Da ist keine Stütze im Himmel, da ist kein Halt im Weltall! Da ist eine andere Sonne! Sagredo ...
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Young Guy, I do not eat my cheese absentmindedly. Despite my perforated memory, I can still cling to triumph, most of which are the achievements of others but alas I can still appreciate. I thought ...
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I have the Howard Brenton edition of this play, as performed at the National Theatre in London in 1980. Superbly spare, sinewy language with a constant flow of concepts. A unbelievable dramatisation of the struggle between superstition and scientific truth.
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