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    "Life of Galileo" (Methuen Drama) (Paperback) By (author) Bertolt Brecht, Edited by Hugh Rorrison, Translated by John Willett

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    DescriptionThis Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict between free enquiry and official ideology features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature 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 scientist 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 John Willett.

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    "Life of Galileo"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bertolt Brecht, Edited by Hugh Rorrison, Translated by John Willett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780413577801
    ISBN 10: 0413577805

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: STU026000
    DC19: 832.912
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    DC22: 832.912
    LC classification: PT2603.R39
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD
    New edition
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    New edition
    Illustrations note
    5 b&w photographs of stage productions
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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    Publication date
    15 March 2012
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    A major dramatist of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was the founder of one of the most influential theatre companies, the Berliner Ensemble, and the creator of some of the landmark plays of the twentieth century: The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.