Life of Galileo (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 11094530

Bertolt Brecht (1898?1956) was one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, he left Germany in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Returning to Germany after the war, he founded the Berliner Ensemble and continued to work on plays and films. Richard Foreman is the MacArthur Prize?winning author, director, and designer of more than fifty original plays, and the founder of the Ontological?Hysteric Theater.
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.

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ISBN 9780143105381
Genre DRAMA / Continental European
Format Paperback
Pages 256
Publisher Date 2008-05-27 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Classics
Copyright Year 2008
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.46 lb
Language English
Series Name Penguin Classics
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Brecht, Bertolt
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States
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