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Life of Galileo

Author: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett; Ralph Manheim
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. ; [Boston] : Distributed by Little, Brown, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Arcade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Dramatizes the effect of Galileo's extraordinary discoveries on those around him, and the choice he had to make when accused of heresy by the Inquisition for stating that the earth revolved around the sun.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett; Ralph Manheim
ISBN: 1559702540 9781559702546
OCLC Number: 29844177
Description: xxii, 265 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: TEXTS BY BRECHT --
The Life of Galileo is not a tragedy --
Portrayal of the Church --
Three notes on the character of Galileo --
Drafts for a forward to Life of Galileo --
Unvarnished picture of a new age --
Praise or condemnation of Galileo? --
Prologue to the American production --
Epilogue of the scientists --
Noets on individual scenes --
Building up a part: Laughton's Galileo --
Note of two conversations with Caspar Neher about Life of Galileo APPENDIX --
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht translated by Charles Laughton
Other Titles: Leben des Galilei.
Responsibility: Bertolt Brecht ; translated from the German by John Willett ; edited by John Willett and Ralph Manheim.

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Dramatizes the effect of Galileo's extraordinary discoveries on those around him, and the choice he had to make when accused of heresy by the Inquisition for stating that the earth revolved around the sun.

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