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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.

Title Life of Galileo / Bertolt Brecht ; edited by John Willett and Ralph Manheim ; translated by John Willett
Published London : Methuen, 1980
((1993 [printing]))


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  830.912 B8294 A6/L3W 1980  AVAILABLE
 MELB  830.912 B8294 A6/L3W 1980  AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 265 pages ; 19 cm
Series Bertolt Brecht plays, poetry and prose. The collected plays ; v. 5, pt. 1
Methuen's modern plays
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Plays. English
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Works. Selections. English. 1970
Methuen modern plays.
Contents Introduction -- Life of Galileo (play) -- Notes and Varients: Texts by Brecht -- 1. The Life of Galileo is not a tragedy -- 2. Portrayal of the Church -- 3. Three notes on the character of Galileo -- 4. Unvarnished picture of a new age -- 5. Praise or condemnation of Galileo? -- 6. Prologue to the American production -- 7. Epilogue of the scientists -- 8. Notes on individual scenes -- 9. Building up a part : Laughton's Galileo -- 10. Note oft wo conversations with Castar Neher about 'Life of Galileo'. -- Editorial Notes -- Appendix: 'Galileo' by Bertolt Brecht translated by Charles Laughton
Summary Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government, this play has few equals
Analysis German drama
German drama
Notes Cover title
Originally published: 1980
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translation of: Leben des Galilei
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Drama.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Prose.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Manheim, Ralph, 1907-1992.
Willett, John, 1917-2002.
ISBN 0413390608
0413390705 (paperback)
Other Titles Leben des Galilei. English
Life of Galileo