A Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht





Title: A Life of Galileo

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 1943

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

Colection: – Methuen Drama

ISBN: 978-1-4725-0741-9

Synopsis: The Life of Galileo (also known as Life of Galileo or Galileo) is a play by Bertolt Brecht with music by Hans Eisler. This play depicts the Renaissance scientist Galilei Galileo in a brutal struggle for freedom from authoritarian dogma. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo comes in conflict with the Inquisition and must publicly abjure his theorie.

 The drama was written between 1937-1939, and it premiered on 9th September 1943 at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in Switzerland.