A Life of Galileo (Modern Plays) by Bertolt Brecht,Mark Ravenhill

By Bertolt Brecht,Mark Ravenhill

Arguably Brecht's maximum play, A lifetime of Galileo charts the 17th century scientist's outstanding struggle with the church over his statement that the earth orbits the sun.

The determine of Galileo, whose 'heretical' discoveries in regards to the sun process introduced him to the eye of the Inquisition, is certainly one of Brecht's extra human and complicated creations. quickly silenced via the Inquisition's possibility of torture, and compelled to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo maintains to paintings in inner most, finally smuggling his figure out of the country.

Brecht's appealing depiction of the explosive fight among clinical discovery and non secular fundamentalism is captured masterfully during this new translation via RSC writer-in-residence, Mark Ravenhill.

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