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By Bertolt Brecht,Mark Ravenhill

ISBN-10: 147250741X

ISBN-13: 9781472507419

Arguably Brecht's maximum play, A lifetime of Galileo charts the 17th century scientist's awesome struggle with the church over his statement that the earth orbits the sun.

The determine of Galileo, whose 'heretical' discoveries in regards to the sunlight method introduced him to the eye of the Inquisition, is one in all Brecht's extra human and intricate creations. quickly silenced by means of the Inquisition's probability of torture, and compelled to abjure his theories publicly, Galileo maintains to paintings in deepest, ultimately smuggling his figure out of the country.

Brecht's attractive depiction of the explosive fight among medical discovery and non secular fundamentalism is captured masterfully during this new translation by way of RSC writer-in-residence, Mark Ravenhill.

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