The Life of Galileo (Vesey, trans.)

by  Desmond Vesey, Bertolt Brecht

Full Length Play, Drama  /  27m, 4f

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The Life of Galileo (Vesey, trans.)

by  Desmond Vesey Bertolt Brecht

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    27m, 4f
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    Biography

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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. 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.
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Desmond Vesey

Desmond Vesey

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 S ...

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