Life Of Galileo

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408160919
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This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict between free enquiry and official ideology features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals. Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by John Willett.

Life Of Galileo

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147253803X
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Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals. Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by Brecht scholar John Willett. The much shorter Laughton version is also included in full as an appendix, along with Brecht's own copious notes on the play making this the most trusted scholarly edition of the text.

Bertolt Brecht

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Arcade Pub
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Three plays deal with authoritarian dogma, a gangster parable of Hitler's rise to power, and a clever judge's difficult decision

Analyse Der Figuren Und Leitmotive In Bertholt Brechts Leben Des Galilei

Autor: Dominik Hösl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668091471
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Facharbeit (Schule) aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Deutsch - Literatur, Werke, Note: Sehr Gut, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Schauspiel „Leben des Galilei“ ist in 15 Bilder unterteilt und spielt in Italien in der Stadt Padua, obwohl die italienischen Handlungsorte fast mit jedem Bild wechseln. Der Handlungsspielraum umfasst die Zeit von 1609 bis 1637 im 17.Jahrhundert, einer Epoche des Umbruchs und der Erneuerung. Bertolt Brecht thematisiert in seinem Drama die zentralen Aspekte der Wissenschaft und der Verantwortung der Wissenschaftler und stellt sie den Aspekten der Kirche gegenüber. Ebenso werden der innere Konflikt des Menschen und auch der Konflikt mit Obrigkeiten deutlich gemacht. Brecht spricht sich nicht gegen die Kirche aus, vielmehr stellt er die Kirche als Vertreter für die Obrigkeit dar.