The Life of Galileo (Hare, trans.)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4w, 27m

The time is of the emergence of the age of reason when Galileo was
teaching young students the incredible account of how the earth moves
around the sun, rather than the other way around.

The Life of Galileo (Hare, trans.)

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    4w, 27m
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His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun's light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican. His friends abandon him and his appeal to the Pope is intercepted by the inquisitor. Galileo recants, but even while imprisoned continues his writings surreptiously.
The first licensed production of Queens of France was given March 9, 1932, at the Hill School in Pottsdown, Pennsylvania, and at the Miss Masters' School (Wilder's mother's alma mater), Dobbs Ferry, New York.

It was first published in Sept
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"Unquestionably Brecht's masterpiece." - N.Y. Daily News.

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David Hare

David Hare has been called "one of the great post-war British playwrights." Along with co-founding Portable Theatre Company and Joint Stock Theatre Group, he served as Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre in London and Resident Dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse. ...
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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came ...
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