A Life of Galileo
    By Bertolt Brecht translated by Mark Ravenhill

    19:00, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th February 2016 at Corpus Playroom
    Lent Week 3

    "Unhappy the land that has need of heroes."

    Planet: Earth. Time and Place: Italy, 1609.

    Galileo looks up at the night sky, using the newly invented telescope. He observes the sun and the planets. He sees with a searingly brilliant eye, his genius and his methods have never been seen before.
    But he is in danger; his enemies are everywhere, convincing the Pope that Galileo's new ideas pose a threat to all that the World stands upon.
    Soon he will be forced to defend himself and his theories against all of civilisation: in his battle for truth, Galileo has to choose between his life and his soul.

    Brecht's greatest play is a shattering and beautiful delving into the cosmos, beauty, science and truth, religion and morality, and the responsibility of Genius. Mark Ravenhill's 2013 translation for the RSC national tour is a hugely intelligent and vibrantly theatrical venture.


    Galileo Galilei
    Mrs Sarti, Cosimo De Medici, Girl
    Mathematician, Sagredo
    Little Monk
    Cardinal Barberini/Pope Urban VIII/Philosopher
    Cardinal Bellarmin/Gaffone/Monk
    Federonzi, Bursar, Inquisitor, Guard

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