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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Galileo did in fact use a telescope, observe the moons of Jupiter, advocate for the heliocentric model, observe sunspotsinvestigate buoyancy, and write on physics, and did visit the Vatican twice to defend his work, the second time being made to recant his views, and being confined to house arrest thereafter.

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Anastassia Wilhelm rated it really liked it Dec 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Paulasherman rated it liked it Nov 24, Inin the wake of the Manhattan ProjectBrecht prepared a third version. Refresh and try again. Calixta Grigoriou rated it really aglilei it Oct 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Bertolt Brecht, Leben Des Galilei

Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation. However, Galileo was close with Virginia, and they corresponded extensively. Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money.


Meg rated it liked it Dec 04, Andrea now believes Galileo’s actions were heroic and that he just recanted to fool the ecclesiastical authorities.

Sea rated it really liked it Mar 28, Lists with This Book. Simon rated it liked it Jun 12, Annalisa Di Carlo rated it liked it Mar 09, Archived from the original on Lilylaila rated it really liked it Nov 30, One significant liberty that is taken is the treatment of Galileo’s daughter Virginia Gamba Sister Maria Celestewho, rather than becoming engaged, was considered unmarriageable by her father and confined to a convent from the age of thirteen the bulk of the playand, further, died of dysentery shortly after her father’s recantation.

Valentina rated it really liked it Mar 09, Galileo, old and broken, now living under house arrest with a priest monitoring his activities, is visited by one of his former pupils, Andrea. He furthermore publishes in vernacular Italian, rather than traditional scientific Latinthus making his work and conclusions more accessible to the common people.

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The mention of tides refers to Galileo’s theory that the motion of the Earth caused the tides, which would give the desired physical proof of the Earth’s movement, and which is discussed in his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systemswhose working title was Dialogue on the Tides.


Galileo gives galilfi a book Two Yalilei Sciences containing all his scientific discoveries, asking him to smuggle it out of Italy for dissemination abroad.

The final German version premiered at Cologne in April Andrea rated it liked it Sep 09, The play stays generally faithful to Galileo’s science and timeline thereof, but takes significant liberties with his galolei life. Lisa rated it really liked it Jul 08, Selina rated it really liked it May 30, Life of Galileo Berliner Ensemble production.

Trivia About Bertolt Brecht, L Oct 13, Stefanos rated it liked it. He gains an increase in his salary, but within a short time his berolt is discovered.

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.

In actuality Galileo was wrong. This production was directed by Leonard Steckelwith set-design by Teo Otto. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Upon being threatened with torture, he recants his teachings.

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