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A Life of Galileo

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Arguably Brecht's greatest play, A Life of Galileo charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun. The figure of Galileo, whose 'heretical' discoveries about the solar system brought him to the attention of the Inquisition, is one of Brecht's more human and complex creations. Temporarily silenced by the Inquisition's threat of torture, and forced to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo continues to work in private, eventually smuggling his work out of the country. Brecht's beautiful depiction of the explosive struggle between scientific discovery and religious fundamentalism is captured masterfully in this new translation by RSC writer-in-residence, Mark Ravenhill.

Product code: 9781472507419

ISBN 9781472507419
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
On Sale Date 31/01/2013
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
No. Of Pages 96
Series Modern Plays
A play that "charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun"--Amazon.com.