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Life of Galileo, The (Hare, trans.) - Full Length Play, Drama

Life of Galileo, The (Hare, trans.)

Bertolt Brecht, David Hare

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Full Length Play, Drama

27m, 4f

ISBN: MS00000000297

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.
The time is of the emergence of the age of reason when Galileo was teaching young students the incredible account of how the earth moves around the sun, rather than the other way around.

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His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun's light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican. His friends abandon him and his appeal to the Pope is intercepted by the inquisitor. Galileo recants, but even while imprisoned continues his writings surreptiously.
"Unquestionably Brecht's masterpiece." - N.Y. Daily News.
The first licensed production of Queens of France was given March 9, 1932, at the Hill School in Pottsdown, Pennsylvania, and at the Miss Masters' School (Wilder's mother's alma mater), Dobbs Ferry, New York.

It was first published in Sept


27m, 4f


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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile

David Hare

David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights". Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. His first play, Slag, was performed at the Hampstead Theatre Club in 1970. Subsequent works include Knuckle, Fanshen, ... view full profile

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