Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Deceased Bertolt Brecht, Edited by John Willett, Edited by Professor Ralph Manheim, Translated by John Willett, Foreword by Richard Foreman, Introduction by Norman Roessler

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143105388
  • ISBN 13: 9780143105381
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 55,982

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Galileo Ranks alongside Mother Courage and Mr. Puntila as one of Brecht's most intensely alive, human, and complex characters. In "Life of Galileo," the great Renaissance scientist is in a brutal struggle for freedom from authoritarian dogma. Unable to satisfy his appetite for scientific investigation, he comes into conflict with the Inquisition and must publicly renounce his theories, though in private he goes on working on his revolutionary ideas.

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Eloquent in its outcries against blind dogma and powerful in the simplicity of its storytelling, "Galileo" is a play that offers the confrontations of stirring drama made visible in vivid theatrical images. "Chicago Tribune"