Bertolt Brecht, Leben Des Galilei has ratings and 2 reviews. Stefanos said: Ein interessantes Buch, das einem ein Einblick in das Leben des berühmten. Bertolt Brecht: Leben des Galilei [The Life of Galileo] ( words) This is the first of the major plays Brecht wrote in the hope of securing. Results 1 – 30 of Leben des Galilei by Brecht, Bertolt and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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After emigrating brrtolt the United States from Hitler’s Germany with stopovers in various other countries in between, among them the USSRBrecht translated and re-worked the first version of his play in collaboration with the actor Charles Laughton.

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This production was directed by Leonard Steckelwith set-design by Teo Otto. Plays by Bertolt Brecht Biographical plays about scientists plays Cultural depictions of Galileo Galilei Galileo affair Plays about religion and science Plays dws on real people Plays set in the 17th century Plays set in Italy.

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Life of Galileo Berliner Ensemble production. Galileo then uses the telescope for careful observations of the Moon and the planets, and he discovers the moons orbiting Jupiter.

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Meg rated it liked it Dec 04, Francesca rated it really liked it Dec 29, Anastassia Wilhelm rated it really liked it Dec 14, However, Galileo insists his actions had nothing to do with heroism but were merely the result of self-interest.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The final German version premiered at Cologne in April He gains an increase in his salary, but within a short time his ruse is discovered.

Instead, the brachistochrone is a half cycloidwhich was only proven much later with the development of calculus. The second or ‘American’ version was written in English between — in collaboration with Charles Laughtonand opened at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles on 30 July A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the galilwi “a queer tube thing”that is being sold in Amsterdam.

There are a number of allusions to Galileo’s science and to Marxism which are not further elaborated in the play; some dez these are glossed below.

His observations strongly support Nicolaus Copernicus ‘ heliocentric model of our Solar Systemwhich is counter both to popular belief and to the doctrine of the powerful Roman Catholic Church.

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More subtly, Marx is sometimes interpreted as advocating technological determinism technological progress determines social changewhich is reflected in the telescope a technological change being the root of the scientific progress and hence social unrest. Kepler correctly believed that the Moon’s gravity caused the tides. Leben des Galileialso known as Galileois a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht with incidental music by Hanns Eisler. Calixta Grigoriou rated it really liked it Oct 01, Marta Mancini rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Selina rated it really liked it May 30, The action of the play follows the career of the great Italian natural philosopher Galileo Galilei and the Galileo affairin which he was tried by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries.

The play embraces such themes as the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidenceas well lebeen interrogating the values of constancy in the face of oppression.

Matej Danter offers a readily-accessible and detailed comparison of the early, the American, and the final German versions. De Motu Antiquiorapub.

Bertolt Brecht, Leben Des Galilei

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Julia rated it it was amazing Jun 10, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His students are shocked by his surrender in the face of pressure from the church authorities. Open Preview See a Problem?