- Series: Penguin Classics
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (May 27, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143105388
- ISBN-13: 978-0143105381
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Life of Galileo (Penguin Classics) Paperback – May 27, 2008
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If the basic structure of the universe isn't they way they've been told, what else might be different? Could people live differently? Is the rule of the Church, Kings, not divinely ruled either? These are just a couple of the conundrums the play gives you to think about and always with both sides making very strong cases.
It sounds a little didactic put this way but it's an entertaining play. Galileo is portrayed as an Earthy character. He likes good food and being able to do as he pleases.
Aside from Galileo the other characters are also very well drawn, his daughter Virginia, his pupil Andrea, Cosimo De Medici, Cardinal Barberini.
All in all it's a interesting read with a lot of food for thought. Brecht gives you both drama and ideas and he does so quite suavely. Highly recommended.
Overall, a great read considering its implications today.
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The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht is entertaining, educational and intelligent.Published 9 months ago by Noovella
It's always refreshing to see an artist who does the hard work necessary to get the science right. Brecht does not give us a hagiography or a hatchet job on Galileo; he is more... Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Doubter