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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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Francesca rated it really liked it Dec 29, A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope “a queer tube thing”that is being sold in Amsterdam. Galileo then uses the telescope for careful observations of the Moon and the planets, and he discovers the moons orbiting Jupiter. Lilylaila rated it really liked it Nov 30, Lisa rated it really liked it Jul 08, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Tri rated it liked it Jan 15, After emigrating to 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.

Bertolt Brecht, Leben Des Galilei

The play stays generally faithful to Galileo’s science and timeline thereof, but takes significant liberties with his personal life. 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.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. In actuality Galileo was wrong. His daughter’s engagement to a well-off young man with whom she is genuinely in love is broken because of Galileo’s reluctance to distance himself from his unorthodox teachings.

Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation. There are a number of allusions to Galileo’s science and to Marxism which are not further elaborated in the play; some of these are glossed below. He gains an increase in his balilei, but within a short time his ruse is discovered.


Oct 13, Stefanos rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Elisa rated it really liked it Oct 18, 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.

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K rated it really liked it Dec 04, 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 Roxana Balescu rated it really liked it Apr 03, Lucy rated it really liked it Dec 24, He furthermore publishes in vernacular Italian, rather than traditional scientific Latinthus making his work and conclusions more accessible to the common people.

His students are shocked by his surrender in the face of pressure from the church authorities. Want to Read saving….

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