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Life of Galileo (Penguin Classics)

Life of Galileo (Penguin Classics)
Author: Bertolt Brecht
ISBN 13: 9780143105381
ISBN 10: 143105388
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-05-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $14.00

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.

Chicago Tribune

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.