Galileo

Galileo

by Bertolt Brecht
     
 

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Considered by many to be one of Brecht's masterpieces, Galileo explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when confronted with the demands of the Inquisition. Through the dramatic characterization of the famous physicist, Brecht examines the issues of

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Considered by many to be one of Brecht's masterpieces, Galileo explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when confronted with the demands of the Inquisition. Through the dramatic characterization of the famous physicist, Brecht examines the issues of scientific morality and the difficult relationship between the intellectual and authority.

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Newsweek
Thoughtful and profoundly sensitive.

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ISBN-13:
9780394171128
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1970
Pages:
155

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Harold Clurman
The play which most strongly stamped on my mind a sense of Brecht's great stature as an artist of the modern theatre was Galileo.

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