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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bertolt Brecht Narrator: Stacy Keach, Emily Bergl, Jessica Chastain, Jill Gascoin Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Straight from London's National Theatre to L.A. Theatre Works!

Unrelenting in his search for simple truth, Galileo Galilei shatters beliefs held sacred for 2,000 years. But, under threat of torture by the Holy Inquisition, his scientific and personal integrity are put to the test as he argues for his very life in a passionate debate over science, politics, religion, and ethics that resonates to this day. This American premiere is translated by David Hare and directed by Martin Jarvis. It stars Stacy Keach and features an interview with Dr. E. C. Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/9/2014

    " I read this play for an English class and loved it. For me, it crystallized the struggle between religion and science. I have great respect for those who stand up with the truth against the status quo, and this play is about one such person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christian Dabnor | 2/5/2014

    " Didn't really know the full story of Galileo, other than the basics - changed astronomy and upset the Papacy (until recently, when they forgave him). Not sure how close to fact it is, as some of the conversations involving the pope would have been unrecorded, but, if it's even partially accurate, it sounds like, as well as being the victim of entrenched theological viewpoints, he was a victim of socio-political wranglings, as the aristocracy were using the existing ideas of religion to maintain a hold over the peasantry. It's a particularly amusing book as well, with the dry wit of the character of Galileo opposing the buffoonery of various theological philosophers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adelaide | 1/12/2014

    " Oh, Brecht. I thought Galileo was excessively guilty, but I suppose that was the point. It's probably better on stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robyn Philip | 1/12/2014

    " We think we are at the beginning of a new age now with all the changes in technology, medicine, economics etc, but as Brecht suggests through Galileo, perhaps we are always at that tipping point. I saw this play performed many years ago and enjoyed its intelligence and humor. Ditto for my reading of the play today. Sad though that nothing much has changed in the world. There are still many with political power who are keen to stifle open debate because they are afraid of a new vision of how things might be. "

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