- Bertolt Brecht (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Bertolt Brecht (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Bertolt Brecht (Critical Survey of Poetry)
- Bertolt Brecht (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Bertolt Brecht (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Bertolt Brecht (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Bertolt Brecht
- First Published: 1943
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Setting: Florence, Padua, Rome, and Venice, Italy
- Characters: Galileo Galilei, Virginia, Ludovico Marsili, Andrea Sarti, Priuli, Sagredo, Little Monk, Barberini, Bellarmin, Cosimo de Medici
- Genres: Drama, Epic, Epic theater, Exilliteratur
- Subjects: Science or scientists, Antiheroes, Seventeenth century, Duty, Ethics, Italy or Italians, Popes or papacy, Astronomy or astronomers
- Locales: Europe, Vienna, Austria, Venice, Italy, Florence, Italy, Rome, Italy, Italy, Austria, Padua, Italy
It is 1609, and the forty-six-year-old Galileo Galilei, a renowned if impoverished professor of mathematics at the University of Padua in Italy, is forced to live frugally and in humble surroundings despite his taste for luxury and good food. Through it all, he maintains an obvious love of learning. When his housekeeper’s son, Andrea Sarti, brings in a model of the geocentric universe based on the ancient Ptolemaic system, Galileo patiently demonstrates how in actuality the earth orbits around the sun, as had been hypothesized by the Polish astronomer Nicolaus...
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