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Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht - Author

John Willett - Translator

Ralph Manheim - Translator

John Willett - Editor

Norman Roessler - Introduction by

Richard Foreman - Foreword by

John Willett - Introduction by

Ralph Manheim - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105381 | 304 pages | 27 May 2008 | Penguin Classics | 5.11 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

“ 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